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    POLISH LEADER WLADYSLAW GOMULKA TODAY (TUESDAY) WELCOMED MR. KHRUSHCHEV, HERR ULBRICHT AND PRESIDENT NOVOTNY TO?

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    POLISH LEADER WLADYSLAW GOMULKA TODAY (TUESDAY) WELCOMED MR. KHRUSHCHEV, HERR ULBRICHT AND PRESIDENT NOVOTNY TO WARSAW FOR THE NATIONAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AND TOLD THEM: "FOR THE FIRST TIME POLAND HAS FRIENDS AS NEIGHBOURS."
    AS THE SOVIET, EAST GERMAN AND CZECHOSLOVAKIA LEADERS FLEW INTO WARSAW IN SEPARATE PLANES - ESCORTED BY POLISH FIGHTERS - SPECULATION THAT THEY AND THEIR HOST WOULD HOLD SECRET TALKS ON IDEOLOGICAL AND OTHER MATTERS AFTER THE TWO-DAY CELEBRATIONS CAME TO AN END. IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE VISITORS WOULD LEAVE WARSAW ON THURSDAY, PROBABLY IN THE MORNING, AND THERE WOULD BE NO TIME FOR SUCH TALKS.

    MR. KHRUSHCHEV WAS SMILING AS HE STEPPED FROM HIS PLANE FOR HIS FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT HERE SINCE 1959, WHEN HE ATTENDED THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF POLAND'S LIBERATION FROM GERMAN OCCUPATION. THE ENERGETIC, 70-YEAR-OLD SOVIET LEADER ENDED HIS 18-DAY SCANDINAVIAN TOUR ONLY JUST OVER THREE WEEKS AGO.

    AS HE AND MR. GOMULKA KISSED WARMLY, AND MRS NINA KHRUSHCHEV WAS HANDED A BOUQUET, THOUSANDS OF YOUTHS AT THE AIRPORT WAVED ANTI-GERMAN PLACARDS. SOME HEADING "THE ODER-NEISSE IS THE FRONTIER OF PEACE".

    IN A BRIEF SPEECH, MR. KHRUSHCHEV SAID: "I WAS FIRST HERE IN 1945, WHEN WARTIME RUBBLE AND RUINS WERE EVERYWHERE. ONLY THOSE WHO HAD SEEN THE WARTIME RUINS CAN UNDERSTAND THE PRESENT JOY AND PRIDE OF THE POLISH NATION AT WHAT THEY HAVE ACHIEVED."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC71H8QCT2YC9QF8IOBLYK8YLJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC71H8QCT2YC9QF8IOBLYK8YLJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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