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Adropov backs Trudeau on his campaign for peace

Soviet leader Yuri Andropov has expressed support for Pierre Elliott Trudeau's peace initiative but set no specific date for a meeting between the two. Mr. Trudeau, seeking with his disarmament crusade to arrange a conference of the world's five nuclear powers, had hoped to visit Moscow this month.

Trudeau may instead visit Romania and East Germany as soon as next week, Canadian television reported Wednesday. Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu has endorsed the Trudeau initiative.

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