The Soviet and West German Foreign Ministers, have encountered difficulties in their talks on a possible treaty to renounce force.
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Background: The Soviet and West German Foreign Ministers, have encountered difficulties in their talks on a possible treaty to renounce force. They resumed negotiations today (Thursday July 30) after a brief pause to think over each other's stand.
Herr Walter Scheel, the West German Foreign Minister who opened the negotiations with Mr. Andrei Gromyko on Monday (July 27), requested the pause in talks for "technical reasons", German officials said.
The two Minister met for only 90 minutes today (Thursday July 30), the shortest session they have had since the full scale negotiations began. They agreed, however, to leave to their deputies some of the trickiest problems so far encountered.
A German spokesman said: "the negotiations are difficult and on certain points very difficult". Herr Scheel has decided not to take a trip to Lenigrad he was offered for this weekend so he can be on hand if his deputy, State Secretary Dr Paul Frank, has any progress to report on questions to refer to him.