West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher flew to Moscow on a hastily arranged one-day trip for talks with his Soviet counterpart, Andrei A. Gromyko. He is expected to stress West European interest in the Geneva nuclear disarmament talks starting March 12. The meeting reportedly was arranged at Genscher's request. He is also expected to try to prevent further deterioration of Soviet-West German bilateral ties, which have been severely strained by a prolonged anti-German propaganda campaign from Moscow that began after deployment of U.S. Pershing nuclear missiles in West Germany in 1983.
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