INTRODUCTION: The chairmen of the Communist parties of Hungary and Yugoslavia began talks in Budapest on Wednesday (3 June).
SV Yugoslav Party chairman Lazar Mojsov walks down aircraft steps, and greeted by Hungarian officials
SV Hungarian welcoming committee
SV Lazar Mojsov shaking hands with Hungarian officials
SV Cameramen PAN TO Mojsov
SV & PAN Yugoslav party
LV INTERIOR Hungarian and Yugoslav officials seated around table
SCU Janos Kadar
LV Yugoslav officials
LV Hungarian officials
SV & PAN Conference table with delegates seated
LV Conference table with delegates
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Background: INTRODUCTION: The chairmen of the Communist parties of Hungary and Yugoslavia began talks in Budapest on Wednesday (3 June). The Hungarian leader, Mr. Janos Kadar, said their discussions had been held in an "open and comradely" atmosphere. Observers said, however, that an deepening concern about the renewed possibility of Soviet intervention was overshadowing the talks.
SYNOPSIS: The Yugoslav party, which arrived in Budapest on Wednesday (3 June), was led by chairman Lazar Mojsov. Among those accompanying him were presidium member Bosko Krunic, and the executive secretary of the Yugoslav presidium, Mr. Vlado Janzic. Mr. Kadar was at the head of the welcoming group. With him were central committee secretary Laszlo Marothy, and the first secretary of the Budapest Party Committee, Andras Gyenes.
These were the first talks at this level that Mr. Mosjov had undertaken since he took over his post last year, following the death of Josip Tito. Just before his group left Belgrade, the official Yugoslav news agency carried a warning about Poland's future. It said "what appears to be the final and decisive stage of the political battle within the Polish party has began in anticipation of the extraordinary party congress next month".
The Hungarian leadership is said to be growing increasingly pessimistic about Poland. To date, its media has carried more restrained coverage of Poland's upheavals than the press in East Germany and Czechoslovakia. But, the Hungarian media has been printing articles indicating a mounting crisis and the threat of anarchy in Poland. In their first communiques, however, neither Mr. Kadar nor Mr. Mosjov mentioned Poland.