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. . . and Botha is received coolly in West Germany

Prime Minister P.W. Botha of South Africa received a chilly reception Tuesday from Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Mr. Kohl did not shake Mr. Botha's hand as the two leaders met, and he used the meeting in Bonn to criticize South Africa's policy of apartheid, a West German government statement said.

''He (Kohl) stressed that apartheid must be surmounted step by step. He appealed to Prime Minister Botha to bring a stop to all injuries of human rights , among them forced resettlement (of blacks),'' the statement said.

But white-ruled South Africa's attempt to reach agreements with its black neighbor states is encouraging, the West German government said.

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