President of France Valery Giscard d'Estaing arrived in Moscow on Thursday ( April 26) on an official three-day visit.
On the same day a dinner party was given in honour of French Minister in the Grand Kremlin Palace.
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Background: President of France Valery Giscard d'Estaing arrived in Moscow on Thursday ( April 26) on an official three-day visit. He was invited by Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev Mr. d'Estaing visited the Soviet Union many times since 1964.
As President of France ( he was elected in 1974) he had several meetings with top Soviet leaders. In 1977 Mr. Bre?? zhnev visited France and had talks with Mr. Giscard. Summit talks between Soviet and French leaders are of constant character. The present visit is named business one of the both sides.
At Vnukovo aiport President of France was greeted by Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev, Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin, Foreign minister Andrei Gromyko and other Soviet officials. French delegation includes Foreign minister Mr. Poncet, minister for economy, minister for foreign trade others.