• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN OFFICIALS, LED BY A SENIOR MEMBERS OF CHANCELLOR BRANDT'S OFFICE, TODAY (MONDAY, 2ND MARCH) CROSSED INTO EAST BERLIN FOR TALKS WITH EAST GERMAN OFFICIALS TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE FIRST SUMMIT MEETING BETWEEN EAST AND WEST GERMANY.

  • Description

    WEST GERMAN OFFICIALS, LED BY A SENIOR MEMBERS OF CHANCELLOR BRANDT'S OFFICE, TODAY (MONDAY, 2ND MARCH) CROSSED INTO EAST BERLIN FOR TALKS WITH EAST GERMAN OFFICIALS TO PREPARE THE WAY FOR THE FIRST SUMMIT MEETING BETWEEN EAST AND WEST GERMANY.

    THE SUMMIT BECAME POSSIBLE RECENTLY WHEN HERR BRANDT ACCEPTED AN INVITATION FROM THE EAST GERMAN PRIME MINISTER, HERR WILLI STOPH, FOR A CONFERENCE.

    A MEETING BETWEEN THE LEADERS OF THE TWO GERMANIES HAS LONG BEEN CONSIDERED IMPOSSIBLE. BUT HERR BRANDT HAS BEEN MAKING AN ENERGETIC DRIVE TO DEVELOP CONSTRUCTIVE RELATIONS WITH COMMUNIST COUNTRIES, AND ACCEPTED HERR STOPH'S INVITATION.

    HERR BRANDT IS AIMING AT BROAD DISCUSSIONS ON ALL OUTSTANDING PROBLEMS, BUT THE EAST GERMANS HAVE BEEN PRESSING FOR FULL DIPLOMATIC RECOGNITION FROM WEST GERMANY AS THE ONLY SUITABLE BASIS FOR TALKS.

    HOWEVER THE FEELING IN BOTH EAST AND WEST GERMANY IS THAT THE PUBLIC DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES WILL NOT PREVENT THE SUMMIT BEING HELD.

    TODAY (MONDAY) THE WEST GERMAN OFFICIALS, LEAD BY DR. ULRICH SAHM, CROSSED THROUGH THE BERLIN WALL TO THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS BUILDING IN EAST BERLIN. EAST GERMAN BORDER GUARDS DELAYED THEM ONLY BRIEFLY.

    THE TWO SIDES MET FOR THREE AND A HALF HOUR AND THEN THE WEST GERMANS RETURNED TO WEST BERLIN FOR WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS A "THINKING BREAK". LATER THE TALKS RESUMED FOR AN HOUR-AND-A-HALF.

    AS HE LEFT THE BUILDING AT THE END OF THE DAY'S SESSION, DR. SAHM WOULD NOT SAY ANYTHING EXCEPT THAT THE TALKS WOULD CONTINUE TOMORROW (TUESDAY 3RD MARCH).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA48268QV6H9CV937638OGXHMQW
    Media URN:
    VLVA48268QV6H9CV937638OGXHMQW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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