Australian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky arrived in London on Monday ( 3 July) for talks with British Prime Minister James Callaghan.
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SV INTERIOR Prime Minister James Callaghan shaking hands wit h Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky and both pose for photographers and talk and then exit.
Speaking to the Royal Institute of International Affairs later on Tuesday (4 July) Dr. Kriesky criticised Western democracies which he said have not shown the active interest needed in dealing with the problems of the Middle East.
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Background: Australian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky arrived in London on Monday ( 3 July) for talks with British Prime Minister James Callaghan. Their discussion centred on East-West Relations, the Middle East and other major world issues.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Kreisky met Mr. Callaghan at number 10 Downing Street, on Tuesday (4 July). A crowd gathered opposite the official residence to greet him.
Dr. Kreisky's London visit coincides with reports from Vienna that President Anwar Sadat of Egypt is expected to have talks with him and possibly also with former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt in the Australian capital soon. Dr. Kriesky takes a keen interest in Middle East affairs and worked behind the scenes for four years to set up a meeting between the Israelis and Arabs in February of this year. Herr Brandt was expected to have talks in London with Dr. Kriesky and meet Mr. Callaghan on Wednesday evening (5 July). Chancellor Kreisky and Herr Brandt are leading members of the London-based Socialist International to which Mr. Callaghan's ruling Labour Party also belongs. In recent years Dr. Kriesky has lead Socialist International goodwill missions to several Arab countries and has also visited Israel.