• Short Summary

    West German Foreign Minister Walter Scheel today (Tuesday) met with his Polish counterpart Stefan Jedrichowski in Warsaw to begin official talks destined to lead to a treaty to heal the wounds of World War II and normalise diplomatic and economic negotiations between the two countries.

  • Description

    West German Foreign Minister Walter Scheel today (Tuesday) met with his Polish counterpart Stefan Jedrichowski in Warsaw to begin official talks destined to lead to a treaty to heal the wounds of World War II and normalise diplomatic and economic negotiations between the two countries.

    The meeting, which took place in the small 19th century palace of Foksal in central Warsaw, is the start of the final stages of negotiations initiated by Chancellor Willy Brandt's Coalition Government. They hinge primarily on a Polish demand that West Germany recognise as final and inviolable the Polish post-War Western frontier along the Oder and Neisse Rivers - which give Poland large areas of former German territories.

    Although the West German Government appears to be close to meeting this frontier condition, Bonn has not yet abandoned a legal argument that, under post-War agreements, final definition of the frontier must await a peace settlement between West Germany and its victors.

    Much of the current session of meetings between the Herr Scheel and Mr. Jedrichowski is expected to be taken up with the hammering out of a Treaty formula accommodating both these positions.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA56BA65FU6OT8506U3FILUNKS8
    Media URN:
    VLVA56BA65FU6OT8506U3FILUNKS8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/11/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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