• Short Summary

    The French and Australian Prime Ministers have pledged close friendship between their two countries...healing wounds?

  • Description

    GV Motorcade arrives, Whitlam and wife out of car, greeted and enter Elysee Palace

    SV Guard

    GV Ambassador and wife up stairs

    SV Window

    SV&CU Whitlam and Giscard posing for photos

    GV Whitlam and Giscard walk to doorway and shake hands



    Initials ET/216



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The French and Australian Prime Ministers have pledged close friendship between their two countries...healing wounds which borough them close tosevering diplomatic relations. The cause of the freeze was France's nuclear tests in the Pacific, but a decision to conduct future tests underground is believed to have cleared the way for the thaw in relations.

    Australia's Prime Minister Gough Whitlam Arrived in Paris for a two-day visit on Monday (6 January)-part of European tour, which was interrupted when Mr Whitlam flew home after cyclone Tracy devastated the north Australian city of Darwin on Christmas Day.

    Mr Whitlam and his host, French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac announced the new turn in relations during a banquet on Monday night.

    On Tuesday (7 January), Mr Whitlam drove to the Elysee Palace, where he met French President Valery Giscard d'Eastaing and other French political leaders.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2L1MFBFQKQ9IWNYSWCKFG5YCP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2L1MFBFQKQ9IWNYSWCKFG5YCP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment