Soviet Envoy Reports Talks on Gorbachev Visit to W. Germany

From Reuters

Talks are being held to clear the way for a visit by Kremlin leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to West Germany this year, a Soviet envoy said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday.

Yuli V. Kvitsinsky, the Soviet ambassador to West Germany, told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag that Bonn's relations with Moscow are "developing positively" and helping to ease tensions between Eastern and Western Europe.

Kvitsinsky said the late December trip to Moscow by Franz Josef Strauss, leader of an arch-conservative party in Bonn's governing center-right coalition, was a "full-blooded political visit" that improved East-West trust.

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