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Solidarity seeks to rescue economy, ties to regime

Leaders of the Solidarity free trade union met Monday to consider ways to improve the country's economic situation and the union's battered relations with the Communist government. A government delegation attended the meeting in response to a Solidarity invitation made during talks last week with Deputy Premier Mieczyslaw Rakowski, which ended in acrimonious exchanges and plunged relations between the government and the union to a new low.

The government attendance was seen as an indication it was interested in resuming dialogue.

In Gdansk, a Solidarity spokesman said the government had accepted a proposal by union leader Leach Walesa for a tele vised debate with Mr. Rakowski.

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