• Short Summary

    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN MADE A SURPRISE STOP IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ON HIS WAY HOME TO MOSCOW FROM HIS STATE VISIT TO PAKISTAN.

  • Description

    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN MADE A SURPRISE STOP IN NEW DELHI YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) ON HIS WAY HOME TO MOSCOW FROM HIS STATE VISIT TO PAKISTAN. HE HAD TALKS LASTING AN HOUR WITH INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, AFTER WHICH THE PRESS TRUST OF INDIA REPORTED THAT THE TWO LEADERS WERE AGREED THAT WARSAW WAS A SUITABLE SITE FOR PRELIMINARY VIETNAM PEACE TALKS. MR. KOSYGIN SAID AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THAT HE WANTED TO SEE LESSENING OF TENSION AND GOOD RELATIONS BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN, BUT THE SOVIET UNION WAS NOT CONTEMPLATING ANY NEW INITIATIVES. HE SAID HE HAD STOPPED IN NEW DELHI TO EXCHANGE VIEWS WITH MRS GANDHI ON VARIOUS WORLD ISSUES, INCLUDING VIETNAM. IN ANSWER TO THE ONLY QUESTION HE WAS ASKED AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE -- WHETHER HE HAD SUGGESTED TALKS BETWEEN MRS GANDHI AND PAKISTAN PRESIDENT AYUB KHAN -- MR KOSYGIN SAID - "I HAVE SUGGESTED NOTHING. IT IS ENTIRELY UP TO THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE PRESIDENT." HE SAID HE WANTED RELATIONS BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN TO BE AS GOOD AS POSSIBLE TO PROMOTE THE LESSENING OF TENSION.

    AFTER BEING GREETED BY MRS GANDHI AND OTHER SENIOR INDIAN MINISTERS, MR KOSYGIN DROVE TO THE RESIDENCE OF INDIA'S PRESIDENT, DR. ZAKIR HUSSAIN.

    IN RAWALPING???, THE PAKISTAN CAPITAL, A JOINT SOVIET-PAKISTAN COMMUNIQUE SAID MR KOSYGIN HAD EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT INDIA AND PAKISTAN WOULD RESOLVE THEIR OUTSTANDING DISPUTES IN THE SPIRIT OF THE TASHKENT DECLARATION. IT SAID THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER AND PRESIDENT AYUB HAS ALSO DISCUSSED IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL ISSUES, INCLUDING VIETNAM, THE MIDDLE EAST AND A NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA90CBBY3QU15PASUUV8WVPFKK
    Media URN:
    VLVAA90CBBY3QU15PASUUV8WVPFKK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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