INTRODUCTION Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi arrived in Moscow on Monday (27 April) for a three-day visit and official talks with Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev.
SV PAN Leonid Brezhnev meets Gaddafi and other delegates shakes hands.
SV PULL BACK GV Brezhnev and Gaddafi line-up with respective delegations.
SV Brezhnev sits down.
GV Delegates seated at conference table.
SV PULL BACK Gaddafi seated, Libyan delegation.
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Background: INTRODUCTION Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi arrived in Moscow on Monday (27 April) for a three-day visit and official talks with Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev. It was the Libyan leader's first trip to Moscow since 1976. The Libyan news agency Jana said the visit conformed with a decision taken by the Steadfastness Front to strengthen links with Moscow. Members of the front are Libya, Algeria, Syria, South Yemen and the Palestine Liberation Organisation.
SYNOPSIS: The talks covered development and expansion of co-operation between the two countries. The Soviet Union reaffirmed its support for Libya's involvement in Chad. But Mr. Brezhnev stopped short of giving backing to the possible merger between the two African states. Both agreed that "reactionary imperialist" activities around Chad should end.
The Soviet news agency Tass said the talks, in which Soviet Prime Minister Nikolai Tikhonov and Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko took part, covered the Near and Middle East and Africa in particular.
At a Kremlin dinner in honour of Colonel Gaddafi, President Brezhnev attacked the Reagan administration's policy towards the Third World. He said the Soviet Union would never agree to a code of conduct for the Third World if this meant perpetuating what he called "imperialist brigandage".
Mr. Brezhnev did not rule out a joint code of conduct with the U.S., but he stressed that the U.S. would have to change its international policies first.