• Short Summary

    HERR BOLZ, THE EAST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, ARRIVED AT GENEVA AIRPORT, SWITZERLAND, MAR 21, AT THE SPECIAL REQUEST OF MR.

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    TV BOLZ SURROUNDED BY PRESSMEN RECEIVES BOUQUET.
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    FULL CU BOLZ.
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    3.
    CU PRESSMEN.
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    4.
    SV PAN.. BOLZ INTO CAR.
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    5.
    SV PAN.. CAR MOVES OFF.
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HERR BOLZ, THE EAST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER, ARRIVED AT GENEVA AIRPORT, SWITZERLAND, MAR 21, AT THE SPECIAL REQUEST OF MR. GROMYKO, THE SOVIET FOREIGN MINISTER.

    THE SWISS GOVERNMENT DOES NOT REGARD EAST GERMANY AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE, AND WAS AT FIRST DISINCLINED TO GRANT A VISA TO HERR BOLZ. HOWEVER, AFTER A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION BETWEEN MR. GROMYKO AND DR. WAHLEN, THE SWISS FOREIGN MINISTER, A VISA WAS GRANTED.

    MR. GROMYKO, IT IS REPORTED, TOLD DR. WAHLEN THAT SWITZERLAND WAS NOT DOING HER DUTY TOWARDS THE UNITED NATIONS. DR. WAHLEN POINTED OUT THAT NEITHER SWITZERLAND OR EAST GERMANY ARE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS. THEY ARE THEN UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION. ON WHETHER EAST GERMANY WAS AN INDEPENDENT STATE OR NOT. MR. GROMYKO SAID HE HAD TO TALK TO HERR BOLZ BUT COULD NOT GO HIMSELF TO BERLIN. ON THIS BASIS DR. WAHLEN IS REPORTED TO HAVE AGREED TO THE JOURNEY.

    NO REASON FOR HERR BOLZ'S TRIP HAS BEEN GIVEN, BUT THE EMPHASIS ON BERLIN IN THE PRESIDENT ROUND OF INFORMAL TALKS BETWEEN EAST AN WEST DELEGATES ATTENDING THE DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE INDICATES A POSSIBLE REASON FOR THE VISIT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6KYA5HIVK6AD7YODZNJA1OU8Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KYA5HIVK6AD7YODZNJA1OU8Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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