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Bonn and Berlin said to reach pact on credit, travel

In a new sign of easing tensions, an agreement has been drawn up calling on West Germany to grant communist East Germany a $340 million credit line in exchange for eased travel restrictions between the two neighbors, it was reported Sunday.

The influential newspaper Welt am Sontag reported that the credit conditions are not formally written into the agreement, but that East Germany has secretly agreed to allow more travel to the West in exchange for the credit line. ''The contract is ready for signature,'' the report said. It did not say when the pact would be signed.

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