The XXVI Congress of the CPSU proceeds with its work in Moscow.
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Background: The XXVI Congress of the CPSU proceeds with its work in Moscow. The Report of the CPSU Central Committee made by Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Party is the focus of attention of the delegates. The delegates discussing the report defined concretely separate items of the Report.
A miner from the Ukraine Alexander Kolesnickov said there were no such questions in Home and Foreign Policy in the discussions of which broad working masses took part.
"Much is done in this country - to improve labour and daily round of miners. Additional material advantages have been set for them, meanwhile the Ukrainian worker criticized from the Congress rostrum the shortcomings in the mining industry, which prevented the miner from working even more productive."
Daily, various information concerning the work of the XXVI Congress of the CPSU is received by the journalists accredited in the Head Press-Centre. One of the briefings was dedicated to the economic Party programme set forth in the report made by Nicolay Tikhonov, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. Nickolay Rizhkov, First Deputy Chairman of the USSR State planning Committee "answered the questions of the correspondents:
"Such period has come, when it becomes necessary in the life of the Soviet country to use even better our industrial, scientific and technological potential. During this period many plants, factories and other industrial enterprises have been built. We have built 1200 enterprises for the past 5 years. That is why the more effective use of already put into operation industrial capacities is an important question now".
This time the foreign representatives turn in their greetings to the Congress to the problems of international detente to the ways of its achievement pointed out in the Report made by Leonid Brezhnev.
Thus addressing the audience in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses Ali Nasir Mohammed, head of the delegation of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen at the XXVI Congress, said that the people of their country appreciated highly the initiative of Leonid Brezhnev on the achievement of a just settlement in the Middle East. It creates a good basis for establishing lasting
We shall remind you of what Leonia Brezhnev said in connection with peace securing in the Percian Gulf region and around it. Here it is:
"Instead of deploying more and more naval and air armadas, troops and arms there, we propose that the military threat shared be removed by concluding an international agreement. A state of stability and calm can be created in that region by joint effort, with due account for the legitimate interests of all sides. The sovereign rights of the countries there, and the security of maritime and other communications connecting the region with the rest of the world can be quaranteed. That is the meaning of the proposals made recently by the Soviet Union".
5,000 delegates greeted warmly Louis Corwalan, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Chile. Addressing the Congress he expressed his gratitude to the Soviet communists, all the Soviet people for the support of just cause of the Chilean patriots, Korwalan expressed his confidence that the solidarity of the democratic world forces would side with them.
Congress does not mean only meeting, it means warm friendly meetings of 123 delegates as well.
Here is one of them: Fidel Castro, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, Chairman of the State Council and the Council of Ministers of the Republic met with Ali Nasir Mohammed, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Socialist Party of Yemen, Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Soviet, Premier of the people's Democratic Republic of Yemen.
Representatives of the USSR Armed Forces came in one of the days of the XXVI Congress work to greet the delegates and guests of the Party forum. They declared that they approved and supported home and foreign policy of the CPSU.