The new Soviet Ambassador to West Germany, Mr. Semyon Tsarapkin, arrived in Cologne today (Saturday)?
GV PAN Cologne Cathedral to station
SV Train arrives at platform
CU Sign on front of train
SV Tsarapkin with reporters
CU & SV Ditto (2 shots)
CU Tsarapkin walks away
SV Crowds follow
SCU Tsarapkin in car
LV Car leaves
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Background: The new Soviet Ambassador to West Germany, Mr. Semyon Tsarapkin, arrived in Cologne today (Saturday) on his way to Bonn.
Mr. Tsarapkin travelled to West Germany to replace Mr. Andrei Smirnov, who has been his country's representative in Bonn since 1956.
Mr. Tsarapkin was formerly the Soviet Union's chief of delegate at the Geneva Disarmament Conference. During his stop-over in Cologne, the new ambassador said that development of West German -Soviet relations was important for European security and peace in general. An official of the West German Foreign Minister welcomed him.