• Short Summary

    Britain's traditional ties with Commonwealth countries will be kept under constant review during negotiations for entry into the European Common Market.

  • Description

    Britain's traditional ties with Commonwealth countries will be kept under constant review during negotiations for entry into the European Common Market. When the talks started yesterday (Tuesday) in Luxembourg, Mr Anthony Barber, Britain's chief negotiator, told a news conference that he would be willing to discuss mutual interests with Commonwealth leaders at any time.

    Mr Barber, the newly-appointed British European Affairs Minister, suggested that the Six Common Market countries -- France, West Germany, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg -- should look beyond their present treaty commitments to the sphere of defence co-operation.

    He also hinted at British support for the eventual political union of Western Europe. But, added Mr Barber, there are also problems to be overcome -- notably the equitable sharing of the community's agricultural budget and other costs:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5QDYEB1M3KEFYNAVT228XLQ4Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QDYEB1M3KEFYNAVT228XLQ4Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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