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Venice Economy Summit #66120

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 22, 1980
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(Venice) Beginning of Venice economy summit on note of discord with regard to USSR announcement of partial withdrawal from Afghanistan; film shown.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Moscow, USSR ) "Pravda" statement and reaction of West dips. here examined; question of Soviet timing in face of upcoming Moscow visit by W. German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, summer Olympics here, and opening of Venice economy summit considered.
REPORTER: Anne Garrels

(Venice) Allied differences over Afghanistan recalled.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Venice, Italy) French President Giscard d'Estaing noted relaying President Leonid Brezhnev's announcement to summit; Giscard's much-criticized mtg. with Brezhnev in Warsaw recalled. Giscard reported 1st telling Schmidt about Afghanistan pullout and then announcing it to the other summit participants as well as outlining the Warsaw meeting Summit statement on Afghanistan, issued through Italian Prime Min. Francesco Cossiga, outlined; apparent political maneuver of USSR said failing.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger

(Venice, Italy) United States reaction to USSR announcement noted; President Carter's standing in summit cited. USSR 's previous promises to withdraw from Hungary and Czechoslovakia recalled. [CARTER - states summit position on USSR announcement.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Venice) Upcoming item announced.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Reporter(s):
Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Garrels, Anne;
Salinger, Pierre
Duration:
00:05:00

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