Continuing his mission to Warsaw, the chairman of the West German Parliamentary Social Democrat Party, Herr Herbert Wehner, yesterday (Tuesday) met polish Party Secretary Edward Gierek and Secretary of State Stefan Olszowski.
SV Wehner entering room and shaking hands with Olszowski and seated at conference table (2 shots)
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SV Wehner and Olszowski
Sv wehner enters and greeted by Gierek
SV Gierek PAN TO Wehner
SV & GV Two leaders seated at table (3 shots)
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Background: Continuing his mission to Warsaw, the chairman of the West German Parliamentary Social Democrat Party, Herr Herbert Wehner, yesterday (Tuesday) met polish Party Secretary Edward Gierek and Secretary of State Stefan Olszowski.
Herr Wehhner's visit comes at a time of reportedly deteriorating relations between the two countries. And the following day, Bonn's new territorial treaties with Warsaw and Moscow suffered a first major setback -- rejected by a 21-20 vote by the Bundesrat (Upper House of Parliament).
SYNOPSIS: In another round of top-level talks, West German envoy Herbert Wehner on tuesday met Polish Secretary of State Stefan Olszowski. Herr Wehner, the chairman of the ruling Social Democrat Party in West Germany, arrived for talks in Warsaw at a time of reportedly deteriorating relations between the two countries. The day after this meeting, Bonn's new treaty with Warsaw and Moscow suffered their first major setback in its course through the West German Parliament.
On the same day, Herr Wehner met Polish Party leader Edward Gierek. There were no immediate reports about their talks. But meantime in Bonn the Bundesrat -- the Upper House of the West German Parliament -- was rejecting Chancellor Willy Brandt's Warsaw and Moscow treaties by twenty-one votes to twenty. The vote marked a setback for the government though the assent of the Upper House is not constitutionally necessary for the new treaties to come into force. The treaties -- which guarantee existing East European borders -- were attacked for being fantastic and illusory.