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    Visiting President Tito of Yugoslavia got down to his first major session of talks with Polish leaders on Tuesday (20 June) to discuss bilateral economic cooperation and the proposed European Security Conference.

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    Visiting President Tito of Yugoslavia got down to his first major session of talks with Polish leaders on Tuesday (20 June) to discuss bilateral economic cooperation and the proposed European Security Conference.

    Marshal Tito, who had arrived in Warsaw the day before at the start of a four-day visit, held two hours of talks with Polish Communist Party Chief Edward Gierek and leading members of the politburo.

    Mr. Gierek, who has drawn up plans to reform the Polish economy, is reported to be keen to take advantage of Yugoslavia's greater experience in trading with the West.

    On international questions, Marshal Tito was expected to press his view that the Moscow-proposed European Security Conference should lead to a reduction of tension in the Mediterranean area.

    Yugoslavia is worried about increasing U.S.-Soviet naval rivalry close to her shores. Poland, on the other hand, is concerned more with the Conference securing the post-war status que is Central Europe.

    Yugoslavia's relations with Poland have improved since their deterioration following poland's part in the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

    As a sign of the improved climate, President Tito received an honourary doctorate from Warsaw University in recognition of his women for communism, his efforts to promote peace and his wartime role as a partisan leader against German occupying forces.

    SYNOPSIS: In Warsaw on Tuesday, visiting President Tito began his first major session of talks with polish leaders after arriving the day before for a four-day visit. The main topics under discussion wore a big increase in two-way economic cooperation and the Soviet-proposed European Security Conference.

    Later, at Warsaw University, President Tito was presented with an honourary doctorate degree. Polish leaders, who have recently reformed their economy to improve living standards, are reported to be keen to take advantage of Yugoslavia's trading experiences with the West. On international questions, Poland and Yugoslavia take differing views on the proposed Security Conference. Marshal Tito was expected to press his view that the Conference should lead to a reduction of tension in the Mediterranean area. While Poland's main concern is that the Conference should secure the post-war status que in Central Europe.

    Relations between Warsaw and Belgrade, strained several following Poland's part in the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, have improved since the new Polish regime took power after workers' riots 18 months ago. The presentation of the honourary degree to Marshal Tito was a sign of the improved climate.

    The degree was given in recognition of the Yugoslavian President's work as a communist leader, his efforts to promote peace and his wartime role as a partisan leader against German forces in occupied Yugoslavia. Later, President Tito flow to a hunting lodge in northern Poland where the talks continued.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABS74HSBQC29SGUA34D6OVAEX1
    Media URN:
    VLVABS74HSBQC29SGUA34D6OVAEX1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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