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    Delegates to the European Security Conference in Madrid reached a solution on Friday (14 November) to the nine-week-old wrangle over the conference agenda.

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    GV Conference hall
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    SV Delegates sitting at top table
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    CU "Observers" sign. PAN TO Observers
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    SV Soares and PAN TO Other delegates (All listening through head-phones)
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    SCU Gonzales (Leader of Spanish Socialist Party)
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    SCU Senghor of Senegal
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    SCU Shiman Peres (Israel)
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    SCU Delegates (3 shots)
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    CU Soviet delegates speaking in Russian
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    Background: Delegates to the European Security Conference in Madrid reached a solution on Friday (14 November) to the nine-week-old wrangle over the conference agenda. A working party, set-up to avert a total collapse of conference procedures, adopted a new set of proposals put forward by neutral and non-aligned delegates.

    SYNOPSIS: The agenda was formally adopted three days after the conference opening on Tuesday (11 November) rescuing the thirty-five nation meeting from total deadlock. Under the new agenda, the Western nations have six weeks in which to press the Soviet Union on the contentious issues of human rights and the Soviet presence in Afghanistan. These two points kept the East and Western blocs in stalemate for more than two months leading up to the conference opening. Delegates from the United States, Canada, the Soviet Union and thirty-two European nations raised no objections to the contents of the neutral timetable.

    With a settlement on the agenda, the conference spotlight turned to the Soviet delegation as deputy Foreign Minister, Leonid Ilyichov spoke in defence of his country's efforts towards detente. The Soviet delegate said the Soviet Union remained true to the cause of East-West co-operation, and accused the United States and NATO countries of being the real culprits behind tension on the continent. Mr Ilyichov called on the West to accept an East bloc proposal for a conference on military detente in Europe, and hinted that Moscow and its allies may be ready for talks or continental disarmament.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACO5PKOVC40LLGS6Y5VG0WGRC5
    Media URN:
    VLVACO5PKOVC40LLGS6Y5VG0WGRC5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    N/A

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