Athens, Greece — the leaders of six nations will meet in New Delhi, India later this month in an effort to further an initiative for nuclear disarmament, a government spokesman said Thursday.

Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou, Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, Argentine President Raul Alfonsin, Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, Swedish Prime Minister Olaf Palme and Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi will meet Jan. 28 in the Indian capital, the spokesman said.

The late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the leaders of the five other nations issued a call last May for worldwide nuclear disarmament.

India itself is a nuclear power that has not signed the non-proliferation treaty.

The six leaders attending this month’s summit are expected to issue a declaration renewing a call for complete disarmament and expressing their support for renewed arms talks between the United States and the Soviet Union, spokesman Dimitris Maroudas said.

The declaration will include ‘‘their proposals and the activities they plan to undertake in promoting their initiative,” Maroudas said.

He said some of the six leaders would travel to the capitals of the nuclear powers in an effort to persuade them to work toward nuclear disarmament.


Article extracted from this publication >> January 18, 1985