Following last December's visit to the Kremlin by Nicaraguan's Foreign Minister D'Oscoto Brockman, a government delegation arrived in Moscow on Tuesday (4 May) for further talks on Soviet-Nicaraguan cooperation.
SV Soviet and Nicaraguan flags flying, GV aircraft taxiing on runway (2 shots)
Gv Soviet delegation on tarmac
GV Nicaraguan delegation down aircraft steps to welcome by Soviets
GV PAN OVER Nicaraguan and Soviet delegations posing for photographs, including Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko
CUs & GVs Soviet military guard-of-honour being inspected by Nicaraguans (3 shots)
SV Airport crowd waving Soviet and Nicaraguan flags, as delegations walk past (2 shots)
GV Soviet guard-of-honour marches past
GV Motorcade leaves airport PAN TO crowd waving flags
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Background: Following last December's visit to the Kremlin by Nicaraguan's Foreign Minister D'Oscoto Brockman, a government delegation arrived in Moscow on Tuesday (4 May) for further talks on Soviet-Nicaraguan cooperation. Led by the coordinator of Nicaragua's three-man ruling junta, Daniel Ortega, the delegation was met by high ranking soviet officials including Prime Minister Nikolai Tikhonov and Foreign minister Andrei Gromyko. the soviet Union established diplomatic relations with Nicaragua in october, 1979 -- soon after the fall of the Somoza regime. Since then, agreements for cultural and scientific exchange have been signed. In editorial comment on the visit, the Soviet communist Party newspaper Pravda expressed confidence that the visit would promote friendship and cooperation between the two countries, in the interest of peace and social progress.