WORLD : Walesa Open to Government Talks

From Times wire services

Lech Walesa said today the Communist Party’s offer to legalize Solidarity doesn’t go far enough, but he’s willing to talk with the government because Poland “needs it so badly.”

“Seeing all the needs and necessities, I will try to do everything on my side to begin talks about Poland at the round table as soon as possible,” Walesa said after a 90-minute rally with hundreds of workers inside the Gdansk shipyard where the Soviet Bloc’s only independent trade union was founded in 1980.