The United States and Soviet Union announced their future cooperation in cancer research at a press conference in Washington on Friday (12 February).
GV Officials onto rostrum
SV Reporters in audience
LV American Secretary of Health Education & Welfare Mr Richardson
CU Richardson speaks
CU Soviet Ambassador speaks
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: RICHARDSON: "We are now announcing a plan to implement a substantially increased programme of collaboration under the direction of a new top-level Joint Committee for Health Cooperation. We hall this new step as soon holding significant promise for our new advances in health and medicine for the benefit not only of our own people but of all mankind".
DOBRYNIN: "Perhaps journalists and diplomats will receive the greatest benefits from his cooperation. I was told that representatives of those two particular professions are most acceptable in cardio-vascular diseases. I am also personally interested in a alleviation of environmental pollution, considering the stream of cars passing by the windows of my embassy. My colleagues, Ambassador Team in Moscow, is beginning to share the some problem -as the American habit of driving rather than walking a couple of blocks begins to spread in Moscow too".
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Background: The United States and Soviet Union announced their future cooperation in cancer research at a press conference in Washington on Friday (12 February). As well as pooling knowledge on cancer, the two countries will link forces in examining heart disease and environmental health under a new Joint Committee.
American Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Elliet L. Richardson - a signatory of the new agreement - said it could benefit all mankind. Soviet Ambassador to Washington, Jacob Debrynin, added that Journalists and Diplomats - among the greatest sufferers of heart disease and cancer - would be particularly helped.
The first session of the Joint Committee is scheduled to be held next month.
SYNOPSIS: Soviet-American cooperation in the field of cancer research was announced in Washington on Friday. Soviet Ambassador to the capital and American Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, Elliot L. Richardson outlined the new agreement. Mr Richardson, who signed it spoke first.