The Soviet Prime Minister, Mr. Alexei Kosygin, who was reported to have had a heart?
The Soviet Prime Minister, Mr. Alexei Kosygin, who was reported to have had a heart attack in August, made his first open appearance on Monday (18 October) after an absence of nearly three months from the public scene.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Kosygin was at Moscow's Vnukovo airport along with Communist Party chief Mr. Leonid Brezhnev, and President Nikolai Podgorny to greet the Mongolian leader, President Yumszagin Tsedenbal.
President Tsedenbal was elected Chairman of the Presidium of the Mongolian Parliament in June, 1974. He replaced President Zhamsarangin Sambuu, Mongolian leader from 1954 until his death in 1972. Mr. Tsedenbal is also First Secretary of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party, a post he had held since 1958.
Later, President Tsedenbal and his delegation held talks with Mr. Brezhnev and other Soviet officials. The two countries discussed their international problems and frontier relations.
Mr. Brezhnev and President Tsedenbal signed a treaty covering the Soviet-Mongolian frontier. On the following day, they held further talks at which they discussed the progress of East-West detente, the current world arms build-up, and the state of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Relations between Mongolia and the Soviet Union have been close ever since a provisional Communist government was set up in 1921. It had been receiving aid from both the Soviet Union and China, but followed the former after the Sino-Soviet split.