• Short Summary

    The meeting of Communist Party officials from 73 countries that took place in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia on the 12th of December has produced a strong condemnation of both China and wayward West European Communist parties.

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    The meeting of Communist Party officials from 73 countries that took place in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia on the 12th of December has produced a strong condemnation of both China and wayward West European Communist parties. A representative from the Soviet Union, Mr Boris Ponomarye???, in a clear attack on the French, Spanish and Italian Communist parties said that it was their duty to defend "real Socialism" in Soviet bloc countries. And he argued that failure to support Moscow would increase the danger of war between East and West.

    SYNOPSIS: With the conference still in progress the Bulgarian Foreign Minister, Mr Mladenov, flew to Italy on Tuesday (12 December 1978) for a two day official visit. He was received at the Presidential Palace by Italian President Sandro Pertini. The two men discussed disarmament, the Helsinki agreement and relations between their countries. As well as his meeting with the socialist President, Mr Mladenov had talks with Prime Minister, Giulio Andreotti, Foreign Minister,Forlami and had an audience with Pope John Paul The Second.

    After their discussions eighty-one-year-old Signor Pertini and Mr Mladenov issued a joint statement in which they announced that the Italian President has accepted a Bulgarian invitation for the reciprocal visit.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAE10KIGVJOZ3XBV6GQ9DY01H0P
    Media URN:
    VLVAE10KIGVJOZ3XBV6GQ9DY01H0P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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