Mr Dean Acheson speaks at fourth session of North Atlantic Council.
Lancaster House, London.
Long shot of the delegates assembled during fourth session of North Atlantic Council in London. CU. Dean Acheson, American Secretary of State. Long shot of delegates at table. Close up shot of Britain's Foreign Secretary Mr Ernest Bevin. Close up shot of French Foreign minister Mr Robert Schumann. CU. Mr Acheson talking to Count Carlo Sforza, Italian Foreign Minister. CU. Portuguese delegate, Dr da Matta. GV. Pressmen. GV. Conference room. SV. Mr Acheson speaking about North Atlantic Council (natural sound):
"The nations of the Atlantic Council are accordingly resolved by their united effort to build up a system of defence equipped with modern weapons and capable of withstanding any external threat directed against any of them. SV. Delegates. They are determined that freedom which is the common basis of their institutions shall be defended against every threat of aggression or subversions, direct or indirect. Freedom means the independence of nations, the respect for spiritual values and the dignity of man. CU. Mr Schumann. The Council has recognised that only through co-ordinated plans and effort could its great objectives be achieved. To this end we have taken six important decisions to improve the functioning of the North Atlantic Treaty organisation and to guide its future. work." LV. Ministers seated round table. Acheson continues: "I now declare this final meeting of the 4th session of the North Atlantic Council adjourned."
LV. Delegates rising from their seats ready to leave. SV. Mr Acheson and Britain's Foreign Secretary Mr Ernest Bevin shaking hands.
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