New Zealand Premier, Walter Nash, arrived back in London April 24 after a six-day visit to Russia at the personal invitation of Soviet Premier Khrushchev.
TRANSCRIPT: INTERVIEWER: Q. "In your talks with the Russian leaders, how did they impress you. Did they really want to end the tension between East and West?"
Mr. Nash: A. "I have not the slightest doubt about that"
Q. "Not the slightest doubt?"
A. "Not the slightest doubt".
Q. "So you think there is a fair chance of an agreement at the Summit conference?"
A. "Couldn't say. No on could know that till that... but I am satisfied that Khrushchev in particular wants to go and run their own country in the way can without the menace of war. He wants disarmament in my opinion as much as anyone else that I know?"
Q. "And they could be relied on to keep their end on any bargaining about disarmament?"
A. "Yes, if they make an agreement I believe they will keep it".
Q. "How did the Russian people impress you?"
A. "Oh, they cheered in the Dame way as they would have done in New Zealand."
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Background: New Zealand Premier, Walter Nash, arrived back in London April 24 after a six-day visit to Russia at the personal invitation of Soviet Premier Khrushchev.
In an interview at London Airport, Mr. Nash said that he was "quite sure now that Mr. Khrushchev wanted disarmament and peace - he wants to find a way through".
Mr. Nash originally arrived in London Apr 11. Later this week he will go to rome for a short visit, and then back to London for the May 3 opening of the eight Commonwealth Premier's Conference.