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    MR. KARJALAINEN, THE FINNISH FOREIGN MINISTER, WHO HAD CUT SHORT HIS VISIT TO HAWAII, ARRIVED?

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    MR. KARJALAINEN, THE FINNISH FOREIGN MINISTER, WHO HAD CUT SHORT HIS VISIT TO HAWAII, ARRIVED NOV. 2 AT THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING, HELSINKI, TO CONFER WITH THE THREE NON-SOCIALIST OPPOSITION PARTIES - THE CONSERVATIVES, THE SWEDISH PEOPLE'S PARTY AND THE FINNISH PEOPLE'S PARTY - ON THE RECENT SOVIET NOTE CALLING FOR SECURITY TALKS "IN VIEW OF THE THREAT FROM WEST GERMANY".

    AFTER CONFERRING FOR AN HOUR WITH MR. KARJALAINEN AND MR. MIETTUNEN, THE PRIME MINISTER, REPRESENTATIVES OF THE THREE PARTIES PLEDGED SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT KEKKONEN AND HIS GOVERNMENT IN ITS NEGOTIATIONS WITH RUSSIA.

    ON OCT. 30, THE SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. GROMYKO, HANDED A NOTE TO THE FINNISH AMBASSADOR IN MOSCOW IN WHICH THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT CALLED THE FINNISH GOVERNMENT'S ATTENTION TO "INCREASING MILITARISM IN WEST GERMANY" AND PROPOSED NEGOTIATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SOVIET-FINNISH PACT OF MUTUAL FRIENDSHIP AND ASSISTANCE.

    THE NOTE SPOKE IN HARD TERMS OF NORWEGIAN AND DANISH MEMBERSHIP OF NATO. IT ALSO REFERRED TO "SWEDISH INDIFFERENCE TO GERMAN MILITARISM" AND MENTIONED DELIVERIES OF ARMS BY SWEDEN TO WEST GERMANY.

    ACCORDING TO THE RUSSIAN NOTE THERE WAS A DIRECT THREAT AGAINST THE SECURITY OF FINLAND AND THE SOVIET UNION BECAUSE OF "MILITARISM'S ENTRY INTO THE BALTIC SEA". THE NOTE PROPOSED THAT A TIME AND PLACE FOR SOVIET-FINNISH NEGOTIATIONS COULD BE AGREED THROUGH DIPLOMATIC CHANNELS.

    THE FINNISH FOREIGN MINISTER SAID ON THE NIGHT OF NOV. 2 THAT THE REPLY TO THE SOVIET NOTE WAS BEING PREPARED BUT IT WAS NOT YET KNOWN WHEN IT WOULD BE DELIVERED. PRESIDENT KEKKONEN WAS DUE TO ARRIVE BACK THE NEXT DAY FROM HIS AMERICAN TOUR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9AS0UMTERSWWBH7258KJ4IWE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9AS0UMTERSWWBH7258KJ4IWE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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