For the last of his two-day talks with Italian leaders, President Eisenhower went to Rome's Quirinal Palace, Dec 5.
ROME, ITALY (DECEMBER 5-6, 1959) (REUTERS)
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SV.INT. Quirinal Palace - Eisenhower, and Gronchi and party move along to conference room.
MV. Attendant at closed door of conference room.
CV. Guard salutes.
MV. Ike, Gronchi come from room - shake hands.
MV. Party walk in salon away from camera.
MV. Signor Brosio Former Italian Ambassador to Britain and wife arrive for reception at Villa Taverna.
MV. Segni arrives.
MV. Pressmen PAN to Ike leaving car.
CV. Major John Eisenhower, Eisenhower's son, and wife arrive.
MV. Signor Pella arrives.
MV. Pres. Gronchi and wife arrive.
LV. Episcopalian church.
MV. Ike out of car, greeted by officiating minister.
MV. Greetings continue.
CV. Harmless "demonstrator" attended by detective.
MV. Ike and party including Major John Eisenhower and wife move along.
MV. Pressmen wait.
CU. Church notice board.
MV. Ike says goodbye to minister.
MV. Security man and others.
MV. Ike, son John, and wife enter car.
MV. Spectators applaud.
SV. Banner "Thank you, thank you, President Eisenhower' outside St. Peter's Church PAN to people on knees praying.
CU. Boy prays.
MV. Three nuns.
CU. Hands with rosary.
MV. BACK V. Nuns - church in background.
Background: For the last of his two-day talks with Italian leaders, President Eisenhower went to Rome's Quirinal Palace, Dec 5. Later that evening, the President gave a dinner at the Villa Taverna - US Ambassador's Rome residence - for Italy's President Gronchi and his wife. Morning of his departure for Turkey, Dec 6, the American leader attended a brief Sunday service at St. Paul's - Rome's Protestant Episcopalian Church, afterwards was received in audience by Pope John XXIII.
A joint communique, following the Quirinal talks, emphasized agreement on major points of Western policy on world problems. Prominent were trade, disarmament, NATO solidarity and Italy's role in Western policy-making.
Without making any specific commitment to bring Italy into the forthcoming West and east-West summit - President Eisenhower agreed that Italy take a greater part in big diplomatic decisions. Both Governments recognized the necessity for disarmament, but stuck to the proposition that it could only be achieved within the "framework of a specific system of controls, inspections and safeguards." agreement was reached on aid to under-development nations. All non-Communist countries, not just America, should increase their assistance.
President Eisenhower, and US Under-secretary of State, Robert D. murphy, conferred at length with Italian officials, including President Gronchi, Premier Segni and Foreign Minister, Pella.
Rome was the first stop on President Eisenhower's 11-nation tour in "search for peace". Before he returns to Washington, Dec. 23, the President will have conferred with leaders in three continents - Europe, Africa and Asia - the most extensive tour ever undertaken by an American President.