• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, KURT GEORG KIESINGER, ARRIVED IN BERLIN BY AIR TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR TOMORROW'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

  • Description


    AIRCRAFT ARRIVES; KIESINGER DOWN STEPS; GREETED BY DR. GRABERT; KIESINGER GOES TO MICROPHONE AND MAKES DECLARATION TO PRESS. (NATURAL SOUND WITH STATEMENT IN GERMAN).



    TRANSCRIPT: DR. KIESINGER: "THE ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC IN BERLIN IS AN ENTIRELY PEACEFUL EVENT WHICH TROUBLES NOBODY. THREATENS NOBODY AND VIOLATES NOBODY'S RIGHTS. NEVERTHELESS OUR DETERMINATION TO HOLD THE ELECTION IN BERLIN IS THE OBJECT OF ATTACKS, ACCOMPANIED BY THREATS. THREATS WILL NOT INFLUENCE US. NEVERTHELESS WE ARE READY TO SEEK ANY SENSIBLE AGREEMENT WHICH WOULD HELP THE PEOPLE OF BERLIN, AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT MEAN A SACRIFICE OF THEIR ESTABLISHED RIGHTS, AND AS LONG AS IT SERVES THE CAUSE OF PEACE."




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    Background: WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, KURT GEORG KIESINGER, ARRIVED IN BERLIN BY AIR TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR TOMORROW'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. HE WAS MET BY THE CHIEF OF WEST BERLIN'S SENATE CHANCELLERY, DR. HORST GRABERT, WHO HAS BEEN REPRESENTING THE CITY IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE AUTHORITIES OF EAST BERLIN IN RECENT WEEKS.

    THE ELECTION OF DR. LUEBKE'S SUCCESSOR IS TAKING PLACE IN WEST BERLIN DESPITE A SOVIET PROTEST. THE RUSSIANS HAVE SAID THAT THEY CANNOT GUARANTEE THE SAFETY OF AIRCRAFT BRINGING MEMBERS OF WEST GERMANY'S PARLIAMENT TO BERLIN TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION, BUT SO FAR NO INCIDENTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED.

    DR. GRABERT, WHO MET DR. KIESINGER AT THE AIRPORT, HAS BEEN REPRESENTING THE WESTERN SECTOR IN SO FAR UNSUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EAST GERMANS WHO ARE OFFERING TO GIVE PASSES TO WEST BERLINERS TO VISIT THE EASTERN SECTOR AT EASTER THIS YEAR, IF THE ELECTION IS NOT HELD IN BERLIN. BUT THE WEST BERLINERS SAY THAT IN EXCHANGE THEY WOULD WANT A PERMANENT UNDERTAKING FROM THE COMMUNIST AUTHORITIES THAT THEY WILL GIVE PASSES TO WEST BERLINERS TO MEET THEIR RELATIVES IN THE SOVIET SECTOR EVERY YEAR.

    ON HIS ARRIVAL DR. KIESINGER MADE A STATEMENT TO PRESSMEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA63ZEQ24PF8XIF3P3GJ6LJSIHP
    Media URN:
    VLVA63ZEQ24PF8XIF3P3GJ6LJSIHP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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