• Short Summary

    United States' leader Gerald Ford rounded off his first tour to Europe since becoming President last year with a ten-hour visit to Italy on Tuesday (3 June).

  • Description

    United States' leader Gerald Ford rounded off his first tour to Europe since becoming President last year with a ten-hour visit to Italy on Tuesday (3 June).

    Before beginning a seven-hour session of talks with Italian leaders -- including the President Giovanni Leone -- President Ford described italian-American friendship as a symbol of stability and resolve in a world of rapid and dramatic change.

    The visit is seen as underlining the importance the United States attaches to Italy's role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO).

    Last weak, Mr. Ford attended his first summit of NATO leaders in Brussels.

    Following his talks with Italy's political leaders, President Ford had a 65 minute audience with Pope Paul in the Vatican Palace. In a prepared speech at the end of the interview, the Pope warned the United States leader that power must be tempered by responsibility. The Catholic Church, he said, did not close its eyes to the realities of modern power politics and he stressed the overriding importance of justice, respect and an understanding of the rights and needs of others.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SO798RTZLQW185XP83VO2KJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SO798RTZLQW185XP83VO2KJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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