IASC 25 years - Page 13

tiated an internal process to cut at least one layer The Oslo meeting was a positive brainstorming of bureaucracy in the Soviet administration, which session, and a small working group (Rogne, Roots, meant that key Soviet people were reluctant to go and Taagholt) was tasked to elaborate on the ideas abroad and miss the opportunity to defend their po- presented. There was unanimous agreement to pro- sition at home. The solution to USSR representation ceed, and to organize a larger meeting (there was was to engage the Science Advisor at the USSR an indication that Sweden would be interested in Embassy in Oslo. He was advised to check some hosting). The minutes of the consultative meeting of the expected key issues with GKNT and other in Oslo also summarized the outcome of the San bodies in Moscow, so he could effectively represent Diego meeting and strongly appealed to all partic- the USSR at the meeting held Friday 13 February ipants to use available channels to encourage the 1987 in Oslo, Norway. USSR to fully join in the discussion. The Oslo gathering served as a scoping meeting for IASC, and was followed by a rather intensive period of consultati