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    M. MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE, THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, SAID TONIGHT (MONDAY) THAT FRANCE WILL?

  • Description

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    M COUVE DE MURVILLE AND INTERVIEWER (SILENT).
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    2.
    CU COUVE DE MURVILLE SPEAKING (SOF IN FRENCH).
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    THIS CRISIS NOT STRICTLY SPEAKING A FRENCH ONE, IT IS AN INTERNATIONAL CRISIS, IT IS ONE OF THOSE MONETARY CRISIS OF WHICH WE HAVE KNOWN MANY DURING RECENT YEARS. IT BEGAN ON A FRENZIED, I WOULD EVEN SAY PHENOMENAL SPECULATION ON THE GERMAN CURRENCY, WHICH SOME PEOPLE CLAIM SHOULD BE REVALUED. IT REACHES IN FACT THE WHOLE OF EUROPE AND EVEN THE UNITED STATES, AND OF COURSE THIS TIME FRANCE IS ALSO TOUCHED, BECAUSE OF THE MAY EVENTS, BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN WEAKENED AND EVEN IF ITS RECOVERY IS GOING AHEAD, AND GOING EVEN WELL, AS WE SHALL SEE LATER, THIS RECOVERY IS NOT YET RECEIVED. ALL MONETARY PROBLEMS HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL CHARACTER, AND ARE PLACED IN AN INTERNATIONAL FRAMEWORK. FRANCE HAS BEEN SAYING THIS FOR A LONG TIME. SHE IS SAYING THAT THE MONETARY SYSTEM IS ILL AND THIS ILLNESS SHOULD BE CURED BY ALL INTERESTED COUNTRIES. THIS UNFORTUNATELY HAS NOT BEEN DONE. BUT IT DOES NOT PREVENT THIS INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY FROM EXISTING AND BEING UNDERSTOOD EVERYWHERE, AND THAT IS THE VERY REASON WHY PERIODICALLY, AND THAT WAS THE CASE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, THE GOVERNORS OF CENTRAL BANKS MEET TO DISCUSS THEIR BUSINESS, THAT IS IN FACT THEIR COMMON INTERESTS. THAT IS WHAT WAS DONE IN BASLE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. NOBODY HAS CAST DOUBT ON THIS INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY AND PARTICULARLY WHEN IT MANIFESTS ITSELF BY THE AID WHICH SOME MUST GIVE OTHERS. I MUST TELL YOU THAT FROM THIS POINT OF VIEW ALL THE ASSISTANCE THAT FRANCE WOULD OR WILL NEED IN THE FUTURE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO HER WITHOUT ANY RESERVATION.




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    Background: M. MAURICE COUVE DE MURVILLE, THE FRENCH PRIME MINISTER, SAID TONIGHT (MONDAY) THAT FRANCE WILL RECEIVE ALL INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SUPPORT SHE MIGHT NEED TO OVERCOME THE CURRENT MONETARY CRISIS. HE WAS SPEAKING IN A NATIONWIDE TELEVISION INTERVIEW FOLLOWING THE MEETING LAST WEEK-END OF LEADING CENTRAL BANKERS IN BASLE.

    M. COUVE DE MURVILLE SPOKE BOTH ON THE FRENCH AND THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY SITUATIONS. HE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE FRENCH FRANCE WAS INVOLVED IN A SERIOUS CRISIS, BUT THIS CRIS, ACCORDING TO HIM IS ALSO AN INTERNATIONAL ONE.
    M. COUVE DE MURVILLE WAS SPEAKING AFTER AN UNPRECEDENTED RUN ON THE FRENCH FRANC SINCE PRESIDENT DE GAULLE INTRODUCED THE "NEW FRANC" IN JANUARY 1960. DURING HIS INTERVIEW THE PRIME MINISTER ALSO ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR GREATER FINANCIAL STRINGENCY AND A REVISION OF THE COUNTRY'S EXPANSIONIST 1969 DRAFT BUDGET. BUT HE DID NOT GIVE ANY DETAILS ON THE INTERNAL MEASURES TO BE TAKEN. HE ALSO DID NOT GIVE ANY FIGURES OF THE EXTENT OF THE SUPPORT WHICH HAD BEEN PROMISED AT THE CENTRAL BANKERS MEETING IN BASLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZP5LXUQWQKODHXS8897702J6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZP5LXUQWQKODHXS8897702J6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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