A four-day session of the Presidium of World Peace Council began in Moscow on Tuesday (11 July).
A four-day session of the Presidium of World Peace Council began in Moscow on Tuesday (11 July). Representatives of peace committees and movements from 80 countries met to discuss the problems of disarmament and detente. The conference was described by an official as a good place to discuss some practical steps towards bringing an end to the arms race.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Romesh Chandra, President of the World Peace Council spoke to the delegates at a conference in Moscow.
Mr Boris Ponomaryov, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist party also spoke.
Mr. Ponomaryov said that a positive change has taken place in international relations in the seventies. He said the danger of another world war has diminished, but it has not been entirely removed and the arms race continues to mount. One thing is for sure, he said, the Soviet people did not want war.