Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin continued his tour of Denmark over the weekend, amid further demonstrations by Danish Jewish and civil rights organisations.
Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin continued his tour of Denmark over the weekend, amid further demonstrations by Danish Jewish and civil rights organisations. At a press conference in North Jutland Mr Kosygin commented on the constant presence of these demonstrators throughout his four day stay. He left Denmark on Sunday for Norway and the second half of his eight-day tour of Scandinavia, amid speculation that he would cut short his visit because of the India-Pakistan war.
SYNOPSIS: North Jutland, Denmark .. and demonstrators from Jewish and civil rights organisations continued over the weekend to follow Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin throughout his tour of Denmark. When Mr. Kosygin arrived in Copenhagen airport last Thursday at the start of his four-day stay, he met demonstrators complaining at the treatment of Jews in the Soviet Union, as well as more general attacks against Soviet foreign policy.
The next day .. Sunday .. Mr. Kosygin and his party visited a new swimming pool in the small town of Alborg.
On leaving the swimming pool the Soviet party saw further demonstrators.
Shortly before leaving north Jutland for Norway, where he spends the second half of his eight-day visit to Scandinavia Mr. Kosygin held a press conference. He had some sharp words for the continual demonstrations .. and also cut short rumours that he may go back to Moscow early because of the India-Pakistan war. He said that he doubted external pressure would help, But Mr. Kosygin did sign a joint Soviet - Danish communique calling for a peaceful solution to the war .. saying Moscow planned no solo initiative to end the conflict.