The head of East Germany's United Nations delegation, Ambassador Horst Grunett, arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport on Sunday on his way to the United Nations as an observer.
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Ambassadors Horst Grunett through airport lounge, and being welcomed. Grunett speaking to reporters.
HERR GRUNETT: "I am happy and I believe that our arrival will give our Government an opportunity to observe the international activity of the United Nations headquarters, and I am sure that our existence here will promote and speed up the admission of our Republic into the United Nations."
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Background: The head of East Germany's United Nations delegation, Ambassador Horst Grunett, arrived at New York's Kennedy Airport on Sunday on his way to the United Nations as an observer. Recent steps by both East and West Germany towards normalizing relations are expected to culminate with UN membership as separate countries next year.
The Ambassador told reporters at the airport that he expects his presence at the United Nations will promote and speed-up East Germany's admission.