The Secretary General of Comecon, the East European council for Mutual Co-operation, has proposed negotiations with the European Economic Community to see if the two organisations can move closer together.
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Background: The Secretary General of Comecon, the East European council for Mutual Co-operation, has proposed negotiations with the European Economic Community to see if the two organisations can move closer together.
The Secretary-General, Mr. Nikolai Fadeyev, put forward the proposal during a private visit to Denmark on Monday (27 August). News of Mr. fadeyev's suggestion was released by the Danish Foreign Affairs Minister (Economic) Mr. Ivar Noergaard, after the two had met in Copenhagen's Christianborg Palace.
Mr. Noergaard is chairman of the EEC's policy-making Ministerial Council. ??? told reporters that Mr. Fadeyev had suggested the appointment of delegations from both sides to examine possible fields of co-operation. He added that he would place the matter on the agenda for the Council of Ministers' meeting at the end of September.
Although the meeting was strictly unofficial, Mr. Fadeyev had earlier informed the Soviet Embassy in Copenhagen that he was interested in talks with EEC leaders.
The comecon leader also met Mr. K.B. Andersen, the Danish Foreign Minister. Mr. Andersen, with the Soviet Embassy, arranged the earlier meeting.
No further meetings have been arranged. Mr. Noergaard said he would first have to convey the EEC's reply to Mr. Fadeyev.