West German Defence Minister Helmut Schmidt today (Saturday) announced that Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato had invited Chancellor Willi Brandt to visit Japan.
West German Defence Minister Helmut Schmidt today (Saturday) announced that Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Sato had invited Chancellor Willi Brandt to visit Japan. The proposed visit was announced at a press conference during Herr Schmidt's four-day unofficial visit to Japan.
Herr Schmidt arrived in Tokyo from Bangkok on thursday night. This film shows Herr Schmidt in talks with foreign Minister Takeo Fukuda, one of a series of discussions with Japanese leaders.
Herr Schmidt has said the main purpose of his current tour of Asian and Pacific countries was to gain first-hand information on the situation in those areas.
SYNOPSIS: The West German Chancellor, Herr Willi Brandt, has been invited to visit Japan by Mr. Eisaku Sato, the Japanese Prime Minister, the announcement came during a series of talks which the West German Defence Minister, Herr Helmut Schmidt, has been having with Japanese leaders, during a four-day unofficial visit. Herr Schmidt is on a fact-finding tour of Asia and the Pacific.
One of his first meetings in Tokyo after his arrival from Bangkok was with the Japanese Foreign Minister, Mr. Takeo Fukuda. herr Schmidt and his accompanying official discussed the general international situation in what was described as a courtesy call. The talks were held in a newly completed official reception room at the foreign Office.
After the series of meetings, Herr Schmidt said the Japanese leaders had briefed him on Japan's policy of promoting friendly relations with the Soviet Union. He said the Japanese also gave him their views on future relations between the Chinese People's Republic and various countries in the far east.