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    Arriving for the four-day fifth ordinary session of the assembly of Western European Union in Paris Nov. 30: UK Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office, John Profumo; Foreign Minister Beck of Luxembourg, and Foreign Minister Pella of Italy.

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    Arriving for the four-day fifth ordinary session of the assembly of Western European Union in Paris Nov. 30: UK Under Secretary of State, Foreign Office, John Profumo; Foreign Minister Beck of Luxembourg, and Foreign Minister Pella of Italy.

    In his speech Mr. Profumo told the assembly that the new Outer Seven Free Trade Group - of which Britain is a member - meant to come to terms with the six Common Market countries.

    This announcement of Britain's intention, as leader of the Outer Seven, to draw closer to Europe, heralded later news of the appointment of a British representative, with the rank of Ambassador. to the Common Market headquarters in Brussels.

    Signor Pella, current chairman of the Union's council of ministers, told the assembly - on the eve of his visit to London - the WEU was an important link between Britain and the 'Six' and called for more consultations between all three.

    Italy also seeks closer contact with European affairs: hence the visit of Signor Pella and Prime Minister Segni for talks in London with Macmillan since Italy will not be present at this month's Western Summit in Paris.

    The Western European Union, which brought West Germany into the North Atlantic Alliance five years ago, aims to "promote the unity and to encourage the progressive integration of Europe." Its members: Britain and the Common Market countries - Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Holland and West Germany.

    As the WEU assembly opened, the Outer Seven's trade pact - due to be signed this month - was published. Members of it: Britain, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland and Austria. The pact is due to come into force March 31 with the first all-round 20 per cent tariff cuts July 1.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3MOKHGKYF46ZOFBXS4DGVNDKV
    Media URN:
    VLVA3MOKHGKYF46ZOFBXS4DGVNDKV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/12/1959
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    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    N/A

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