In Moscow, the Soviet Prime Minister., Mr Alexei Kosygin, and the Deputy head of the Yugoslav government, Mr.
CU INTERIOR: Soviet Prime Minister Kosygin shaking hands with Yugoslav deputy government head Goiko Ubipairp and other member of Yugoslav delegation. (2 shots)
GV: Delegations at table
CU ZOOM OUT FROM: Kosygin and Yugoslav delegation (3 shots)
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Background: In Moscow, the Soviet Prime Minister., Mr Alexei Kosygin, and the Deputy head of the Yugoslav government, Mr. Goiko Ubiparip, met on Friday (13 June) -- the first bilateral talks between their countries since President Titi died earlier this year.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Ubipairp and his mission met the Prime Minister in the Kremlin. The visitors were officially in Moscow for talks on bilateral economic relations. The Times of London says Yugoslavia is trying to stimulate a diplomatic initiative by non-aligned countries troubled by the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. They have not met with success. The Yugoslavs had hoped a contact group -- of four or five countries -- could be formed to follow up the United Nations vote, in which fifty-six members of the non-aligned movement criticised the Soviet military moves last December (1979).
The Times also said that Yugoslavia disapproves of the Olympic boycott that the United States has organised, but Belgrade believes the boycott has badly hit the Soviet Union.