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    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN ARRIVED IN FINLAND YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ON A FIVE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT.?

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    SOVIET PRIME MINISTER ALEXEI KOSYGIN ARRIVED IN FINLAND YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ON A FIVE-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT. THE SOVIET PREMIER WAS MET AT THE STATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF FINLAND, URHO KEKKONEN.

    WEARING A DARK SUIT, THE SOVIET LEADER STEPPED INTO BRIGHT SUNSHINE AT THE FLAG AND FLOWER DECKED CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION WHERE PRESIDENT KEKKONEN WAS WAITING TO MEET HIM. MR. KOSYGIN WAS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AND DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER V.V. KUZNETSOV AS WELL AS THE FORMER SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO FINLAND, MR. A.V. ZAHAROV, WHO IS NOW CHIEF OF THE SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTRY'S SCANDINAVIAN DEPARTMENT.

    MR. KOSYGIN'S CROWDED FIRST DAY INCLUDED A VISIT TO THE PRIME MINISTER'S OFFICE WHERE HE WAS WELCOMED BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. RAFAEL PAASIO. LATER THE SOVIET PREMIER HAD HIS FIRST ROUND OF TALKS WITH PRESIDENT KEKKONEN.

    SPEAKING THAT EVENING AT A BANQUET IN HIS HONOUR, THE VISITING SOVIET LEADER ATTACKED WEST GERMANY'S MILITARY POLICIES, CALLING THEM A MENACE TO PEACE. MR. KOSYGIN WAS SPEAKING IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. HE SAID THE SOVIET GOVERNMENT WAS CONVINCED THAT FINLAND'S FRIENDLY RELATIONS WITH STATES OF DIFFERENT SOCIAL SYSTEMS COULD REALLY CHANGE THE INTERNATIONAL SITUATION FOR THE BETTER. HE HAD EARLIER HAILED SOVIET-FINNISH FRIENDSHIP, COOPERATION, AND MUTUAL CONFIDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABSZTUS6FT3HOHPQP8FZ3QU7HL
    Media URN:
    VLVABSZTUS6FT3HOHPQP8FZ3QU7HL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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