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    THE EAST GERMAN LEADER, HERR WALTER ULBRICHT, TODAY (SUNDAY) VISITED THE LEIPZIG SPRING FAIR -- ONE OF THE BIGGEST TRADE FAIRS HELD ANNUALLY IN EASTERN EUROPE.

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    THE EAST GERMAN LEADER, HERR WALTER ULBRICHT, TODAY (SUNDAY) VISITED THE LEIPZIG SPRING FAIR -- ONE OF THE BIGGEST TRADE FAIRS HELD ANNUALLY IN EASTERN EUROPE.

    THE LEIPZIG FAIR IS REGARDED BY INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIALISTS AS ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE VENUES FOR THE FOSTERING OF EAST-WEST TRADE. ONE OF THE BIGGEST STANDS WAS THAT OF THE SOVIET UNION, WHICH IS EAST GERMANY'S LARGEST TRADING PARTNER. OTHER NOTABLE EASTER-BLOC EXHIBITORS WERE NORTH VIETNAM, NORTH KOREA AND RUMANIA.

    THE FAIR WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON SATURDAY EVENING (MARCH 1) BY THE EAST GERMAN DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, HERR GERHARD WEISS, WHO SAID THE FUTURE OF COMECON -- THE EASTERN BLOC'S TRADING GROUP -- LAY IN MORE INTERNATIONAL DIVISION OF LABOUR AND IN SPECIALISATION IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORK. THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER POINTED TO EVEN CLOSER TIES BETWEEN EAST GERMANY AND THE SOVIET UNION, BUT ALSO SAID EAST GERMANY WAS SEEKING TRADING POSSIBILITIES WITH THE WEST. AS FAR AS WEST BERLIN WAS CONCERNED, HERR WEISS SAID EAST GERMANY WAS READY TO COME TO TALKS ON AN AGREEMENT ON EQUAL TERMS, BUT THIS WAS BEING HINDERED BY BONN'S "MISUSE" OF WEST BERLIN, PARTICULARLY OVER THE FORTHCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NVE0FAZUJ3IOD582UTVPR0A1
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NVE0FAZUJ3IOD582UTVPR0A1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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