• Short Summary

    THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF BRITAIN, FRANCE, THE SOVIET UNION AND THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) HEADED A LIST OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS IN VIENNA FOR CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE AUSTRIAN STATE TREATY.

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    THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OF BRITAIN, FRANCE, THE SOVIET UNION AND THE UNITED STATES YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) HEADED A LIST OF DISTINGUISHED GUESTS IN VIENNA FOR CELEBRATIONS MARKING THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE AUSTRIAN STATE TREATY. THE BIG FOUR AGREEMENT OF 1955 CONCLUDED PEACE BETWEEN THE WORLD WAR ALLIES AND AUSTRIA, GRANTING IT NEUTRALITY IN POST-WAR EUROPE.

    NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE TREATY WERE BEGUN IN 1947, BUT BECAUSE OF DISAGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ALLIED POWERS NO REAL PROGRESS ON THE TREATY WAS MADE FOR SEVERAL YEARS. IN FACT, IT TOOK NINE YEARS OF CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS TO FASHION THE DOCUMENT WHICH RETURNED SOVEREIGNTY TO AUSTRIA, ENDING SEVENTEEN YEARS OF GERMAN AND FOUR-POWER OCCUPATION.

    THE TREATY WAS SIGNED BY THE THEN BIG FOUR FOREIGN MINISTERS IN THE BELVEDERE PALACE AND THE LATE DR. LEOPOLD FIGL, WHO DIED ON MAY 9, THE THEN AUSTRIAN FOREIGN MINISTER.

    DURING YESTERDAY'S CELEBRATION THE PRESENT FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE FORMER OCCUPYING POWERS AGAIN WENT OUT ON THE BELVEDERE PALACE BALCONY -- AS THEIR PREDECESSORS HAD DONE -- TO ACKNOWLEDGES THE CHEERS OF THE CROWD ... REJOICING IN TEN YEARS OF FREEDOM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6H4XWRTWQV8ZCUARI20D4VQIK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H4XWRTWQV8ZCUARI20D4VQIK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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