United States Secretary of State, William Rogers, and Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, are due to resume their discussions in New York tomorrow (Monday), on the Middle East ceasefire.
GV TILT DOWN U.N. Soviet Mission building
MV Rogers arrives - questioned - enters building
CU Gromyko ZOOM TO Rogers PAN TO newsmen
CU Both men
transcript: seq 5: INTERVIEWER: "Could you give us some idea of how it feels to be meeting each other now after a year -- it has been a year since the two of you met".
GROMYKO: "I think now we are not going besides the framework of photography"
ROGERS: "It feels a little uncomfortable with all these microphones.."
GROMYKO: "Try not to involve us in politics"
INTERVIEWER: "No politics, but you two gentlemen have met before, is it good, Mr. Gromyko, to be seeing him again as an old friend of yours?"
ROGERS: "Yes, we're very happy to see each other again".
INTERVIEWER: "Do you think you might be a little closer together after your dinner meeting tonight"?
GROMYKO: "I think it is difficult to answer this question -- indistinct."
ROGERS: "Why don't we break this up?"
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Background: United States Secretary of State, William Rogers, and Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko, are due to resume their discussions in New York tomorrow (Monday), on the Middle East ceasefire. The two men reportedly failed to resolve differences over whether there had been violations of the ceasefire agreement by Egypt, when they met at the Soviet Mission on Friday (October 16).
The United States has maintained that new missile sites installed along the Suez Canal broke the military standstill provision of the agreement and that there was Soviet compliance on this. Mr. Gromyko denied there were violations and added that the Soviet Union was not a party to the agreement anyway.
As well as the Middle East, the two leaders also discussed Berlin, Indochina and other problems at the four-hour dinner meeting.