The authoritative Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, reported from Washington on Thursday (21 June) that the Soviet Ambassador in Washington, Mr.
The authoritative Cairo newspaper, Al Ahram, reported from Washington on Thursday (21 June) that the Soviet Ambassador in Washington, Mr. Anatoli Dobrynin, would be appointed Foreign Minister replacing Mr. Andrei Gromyko.
Al Ahram's Washington correspondent said Mr. Gromyko would be appointed Director of International Affairs at the Soviet Union's Communist Party Politburo. There has been no confirmation of the report from Soviet authorities.
The Washington report says Mr. Dobrynin will be succeeded by Mr. Leonid Zamyatin, Director General of the Soviet News Agency Tass.
SYNOPSIS: The Soviet Union's Foreign Minister, Mr. Andrei Gromyko, is to be replaced according to a report from Washington by the Cairo newspaper Al Ahram. Mr. Gromyko is seen here arriving in New York to attend the twenty-fifth anniversary session of the United Nations. Among the officials greeting him at the airport was the man Al Ahram named as his successor, Mr. Anatoli Dobrynin, Soviet Ambassador to the United States.
Mr. Dobrynin has served in Washington through the terms of three U.S. presidents and has acted for the Soviet Union at the highest levels. On this occasion last year he signed a treaty limiting the use of nuclear weapons on the seabed. Signing for the U.S. was Secretary for State, William Rogers. Mr. Drobynin, in his early fifties has held the high-ranking Washington posting since 1962. So far, there has been no official confirmation of the Al Ahram report.
The report says the new ambassador to Washington will be Mr. Leonid Zamyatin, Director General of the Soviet News Agency, Tass. Four years ago he was Director of the Press Department of the Soviet Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this film he is seen presiding over a ministry news conference.