Deputy Soviet Foreign Minister Leonid Ilyichov arrived in Athens from Turkey on Saturday to discuss the Cyprus situation with Greek officials.
AIRCRAFT ARRIVING AT AIRPORT: MR. ILYICHOV OUT OF AIRCRAFT AND BEGIN GREETED BY DIPLOMATS AND GREEK OFFICIALS LED BY FOREIGN UNDER SECRETARY BITSIOS: MOTORCADE LEAVING AIRPORT.
AE Italian plane rolling in.
Leoniol Ilyichev steps down the gangway
Welcomed by Foreign Undersecretary M. Bitsios, members of the Soviet Embassy, the Ambassador and high Officer.
Ilyichev chatting with Greek officials refusing to say anything
Ilyichev and Bitsios leaving their own.
Ilyichev and Soviet Ambassador ??? in their car.
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Background: Deputy Soviet Foreign Minister Leonid Ilyichov arrived in Athens from Turkey on Saturday to discuss the Cyprus situation with Greek officials. The Soviet Union's plan for an 18-nation international conference on a Cyprus peace settlement was expected to dominate the talks. Mr. Ilyichov is scheduled to meet Greek Foreign Minister George Mavros tonight.
SYNOPSIS: Coming from Ankara, arrived tonight at Athens eastern airport for talks with the Greek Government officials, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union. He visit to Athens, following that to Ankara, aims at discussing the soviet proposal for a peaceful solution of the crisis prior to its discussion in the UNO later this month. M.Ilyichev will Mavros and Karamanlis to morrow and Monday will fly to Nicosia.