LONDON (Dec. 11)
Following articles in Pravda and the Izvestia — the two leading Soviet newspapers — the Komsomolskaya Pravda, organ of the Young Communists, yesterday also carried the text of Premier Kosygin’s statement made during his recent visit in Paris in which he said, on December 3, that the Soviet Government will permit reunification of families by permitting Soviet citizens to go abroad to join family members in other countries.
The text of Premier Kosygin’s statement as quoted in the Soviet newspapers, reads: “As to reunification of families, if some families want to come together, or even leave the Soviet Union, the way is open to them and no problem arises here.” This official version of Mr. Kosygin’s remarks differs from the way a French interpreter rendered them at the Paris news conference. There the Premier was quoted as having said: “We will make it easy. We will open the road for those who want to leave.”