Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko arrived in London tody (Monday) on his first official visit to London for five years.
SV Gromyko down step & greeted by Sir Alec Douglas-Home & others (2 shots)
CU Gromyko & Sir Alec
MV Gromyko shakes hands with Sir Alec & across tarmac
TRANSCRIPT: Mr. Gromyko: I take this opportunity to state once again that the Soviet Union is constantly following a line aimed at the development of Anglo-Soviet relations, proceeding from the conviction that the development and improvement of relations between our two countries is in line with the interests of the peoples of both countries and constitutes a factor of no small importance in invigorating the situation in Europe and in the world as a whole."
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Background: Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko arrived in London tody (Monday) on his first official visit to London for five years. Mr. Gromyko, who flew in from New York where he attended the United Nations general assembly session, was welcomed at London airport by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home. Mr Gromyko read a short statement saying that his country consistently trying to improve Anglo-Soviet relations.
Mr Gromyko and Sir Alec Douglas-Home will open their three-day talks on Tuesday morning.