The Shah of Iran arrived in Moscow on Monday (18 November) for talks with Soviet leaders on the relationships between the two countries, energy problems, and economic co-operation.
SV PAN Shah of Iran but of Aircraft and greeted by Podgorny
SCU Kosygin and Cromyko greeting Shah
SV Group (left to right) Kosygin, Shah, Podgorny and Gromyko pose for photograph
GV PAN Shah inspects guard of honour
CV Shah watches parade (WIPE)
GV Shah enters room and greeted by Brezhnev
SCU PAN FROM P???gerny, Shah, Brezhnev Kesygin and Gromyko
SV group po's for photograph
GV Party seated at table
SV Soviet delegates
SV Shah and his delegates
SV & SCU PAN FROM Kosygin ALONG Brezhnev to Podgorny and Cromyko
SV PAN FROM Shah TO Deelgation
GV conference in progress
SHAH OF IRAN ARRIVING AND GREETED BY PODGORNY: KOSYGIN AND GROMYKO: SHAH INSPECTS CUARD OF HONOUR AND WATCHES PARADE: SHAH ENTERS CONFERENCE ROOM AND CREETED BY BREZHNEV: KOSYGIN, PODGORNY AND CROMYKO AT CONFERENCE OTHER DELEGATES AND VARIOUS VIEWS OF THE CONFERENCE
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Background: The Shah of Iran arrived in Moscow on Monday (18 November) for talks with Soviet leaders on the relationships between the two countries, energy problems, and economic co-operation.
Soviet President Podgorni, Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin and Foreign Minister Andrei Cromyko were at the airport to receive the Shah who last visited Moscow in 1972.
That visit was returned by Mr Kosygin in March last year. The two countries try to maintain an annual exchange of visits to expand co-operation, in particular, economic co-operation.
Reports said one item certain to figure prominently in the talks was the price of natural gas. Iran sells the Soviet Union 10,000 million cubic metres of natural gas a year through pipelines running across the border into Soviet Azerbaijan. When related oil prices rose in 1973 the authorities in Teheran began pressing for higher gas prices, and the Russians were reported to be unhappy about the increase.
Late reports from the Soviet news agency Tass, said the two countries have agreed on guidelines for enlarged economic co-operation, after the talks.
However, problems on key issues in relations between the two countries and on international questions remained unsolved, according to a statement issued after the Shah left for home on Wednesday (20 November).