Soviet Party Leader Leonid Brezhnev left France on Wednesday (June 27) after two days of talks with French President Georges Pompidou.
Soviet Party Leader Leonid Brezhnev left France on Wednesday (June 27) after two days of talks with French President Georges Pompidou. He was seen off at Orly Airport by the French President personally, normally a duty undertaken by the Prime Minister. M. Pompidou's presence at the airport was seen as underlining the success of the talks.
In a joint communique the two leaders expressed their "profound satisfaction at the development of fruitful cooperation between the countries" and confirmed "their determination to extend it further". They have agreed to meet for more talks in Moscow early next year The exact date has yet to be fixed.
SYNOPSIS: The Soviet leader's departure on an Ilyushin 62 of the Soviet state airline 'Aeroflot', marked the end of talks at which both countries noted their basic disagreements - troop cast in Europe is one. Yet they issued a joint communique stressing 'broad agreement in a number of areas'. Although he welcomed the America-Soviet detents over nuclear weapons, President Pompidou made it clear that it did not over French military capability. The communique expressed "satisfaction at the development of fruitful cooperation" between the two countries.
President Pompidou has agreed to continue the talks in Moscow early next year - the exact date has yet to be fixed.
The French President's presence at Orly was seen as underlining the harmony which had characterised the talks, which followed Mr. Brezhnev's highly publicised visit to the United States.