• Short Summary

    MR MACMILLAN, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, RETURNED TO LONDON, JANUARY 9, AFTER A ONE-DAY VISIT TO BONN FOR TALKS WITH DR ADENAUER, THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR.

  • Description

    MR MACMILLAN, THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, RETURNED TO LONDON, JANUARY 9, AFTER A ONE-DAY VISIT TO BONN FOR TALKS WITH DR ADENAUER, THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR.WHEN HE LEFT FOR LONDON, MR MACMILLAN SAID HE WAS "VERY SATISFIED" WITH THE RESULTS OF THE DAY'S DISCUSSIONS.HE ADDED HE WAS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT FINDING AN EARLY SOLUTION TO THE HIGH COST OF MAINTAINING THE BRITISH ARMY OF THE RHINE, ONE OF THE MAIN TOPICS DISCUSSED.

    THE TALKS WERE HELD AT THE PALAIS SCHAUMBURG, DR ADENAUER'S OFFICIAL RESIDENCE.FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS THE TWO LEADERS SPOKE ALONE, EXCEPT FOR INTERPRETERS.THE MEETING WAS MARKED BY A CORDIAL ATMOSPHERE OF FULL UNDERSTANDING AND SHOWED THE WIDE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTER AND DR ADENAUER ON THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AFFECTING BOTH COUNTRIES.

    UNDER DISCUSSION WERE MUTUAL PROBLEMS INCLUDING EAST-WEST RELATIONS, STRENGTHENING OF NATO, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, THE BERLIN ISSUE, AS WELL AS THE COST OF THE RHINE ARMY.

    ON THE BERLIN PROBLEM, THE COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER THE TALKS SAID THE TWO LEADERS WERE AGREED THAT THE EFFORT TO FIND OUT WHETHER A BASIS FOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE SOVIET UNION EXISTS SHOULD BE PURSUED.THEY REAFFIRMED THE DETERMINATION TO MAINTAIN THE WESTERN POSITION IN BERLIN.

    WEST GERMANY IS TO MAKE AN "ADDITIONAL PURCHASE OF ARMS IN BRITAIN ON A CONSIDERABLE SCALE", DR ADENAUER TOLD MR MACMILLAN.HE ALSO PROPOSED OTHER STEPS TO RELIEVE THE GBP70,000,000 A YEAR COST OF MAINTAINING THE BRITISH ARMY OF THE RHINE.A SENIOR MINISTERIAL COMMITTEE IS TO BE SET UP WITHIN A FORTNIGHT TO CONSIDER DETAILS.

    LORD HOME, THE BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY, WHO ACCOMPANIED MR MACMILLAN, HAD DETAILED DISCUSSIONS WITH THE GERMAN MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.HE LEFT LATER TO VISIT WEST BERLIN, TO INSPECT THE WALL DIVIDING EAST AND WEST SECTORS OF THE CITY.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA73LFF1H8GV3GEFICI5XO8UVTP
    Media URN:
    VLVA73LFF1H8GV3GEFICI5XO8UVTP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment