• Short Summary

    United States Secretary of Sate, Edmund Muskie, met Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko for talks on Foreign affairs on Friday (16 May),.

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    GV Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko leaves aircraft and greeted by Chancellor of Austria Bruno Kreisky.
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    2.
    GV Veinna skyline.
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    SV ZOOM INTO Gromyko press conference in Russian translated into German.
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    SV Secretary of State of United States Edmund Muskie speaking in English and Gromyko, and other delegates listening. (4 SHOTS)
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    GV Unveiling of plaque to mark independence.
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    GV Muskie and others on balcony.
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    SV Muskie and Gromyko seated together.
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    CU Muskie press conference, speaking in English.
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    MUSKIE: "The principles of neutrality, independence, and territorial integrity, so respected in the case of Austria are today being violated. Today we are faced again with a vital lesson from the past, that an act of aggression anywhere threatens security everywhere. Today, no less than in the past, my country and others will oppose such actions through the firmness and clarity of our response, through strong defence and strong alliance, our purpose is to preserve the balance."



    MUSKIE: "Mr. Gromyko and I had an obviously long and serious discussion about a 8 number of practical problems. The discussion fully justified my belief that it was necessary to hold this talk. I will not discuss any of the details. I think my duty is to report to the President, and I will do. I would hope that the meeting might lead to further discussions and that somewhere along the way, they may lead to a resolution of the differences that exist."





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    Background: United States Secretary of Sate, Edmund Muskie, met Soviet Foreign Minister, Andrei Gromyko for talks on Foreign affairs on Friday (16 May),. The meeting was the first high-level encounter between the two governments since the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. The two statesmen met after attending celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of Austrian liberation from the allied occupation after World War Two.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Gromyko was welcomed by the Austrian Chancellor, Bruno Kreisky. Senior officials from twelve nations attended the celebrations in Vienna. The meeting between the U.S. and Soviet representatives was seen as an attempt to revive East-West detente.

    Mr. Gromyko told a meeting of fellow foreign ministers at the Belvedere Palace that the Soviet Union remained committed to detente.

    But Mr. Muskie remained concerned that the situation in Afghanistan represented a threat to global security.

    The climax of the ceremony was the unveiling of a commemorative bronze plaque in the very hall where the Austrian treaty of independence had been signed. Afterwards Mr. Muskie and Mr. Gromyko retired for three hours of private talks at the Imperial Hofburg Palace. Mr. Muskie later told reporters that the U.S-Soviet talks had been fruitful. Without being specific, he said he hoped the discussions would lead to a resolution of differences.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8MQP6G2D1WJU4UD7BKD5S6IKY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8MQP6G2D1WJU4UD7BKD5S6IKY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
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    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
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