• Short Summary

    A visiting Polish parliamentary delegation were guests of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt after he had, in his annual State of the Nation to Parliament on Thursday (January 28) pledged that West Germany would continue its effort towards improved relations with Eastern Europe.

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    A visiting Polish parliamentary delegation were guests of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt after he had, in his annual State of the Nation to Parliament on Thursday (January 28) pledged that West Germany would continue its effort towards improved relations with Eastern Europe.

    The Polish delegation are in West Germany on a goodwill visit. Chancellor Brandt's reaffirmation of his country's policy towards Eastern Europe, came two days after the visiting Poles had heard Dr Rainor Barzel, Parliamentary Leader of the Opposition Christian Democrats, tell a policy-making congress of his party, that "the Eastern Policy, which the Government describes as a policy of goodwill, is really more a policy of weakness".

    Dr Barzel, who is a loading contender as his Party's choice for a Chancellor candidate in the next General Elections, said that only a formal peace treaty could finally set Germany's border with Poland. "But reconciliation and togetherness between Germans and Poles need not wait", he added.

    However, Chancellor Brandt in his annual address firmly committed his socialist-liberal government to refusing to submit its treaties with the Soviet Union and Poland for ratification until a settlement is reached in current Four-Power Talks on Berlin.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA83T5M3X5UF5JRWYZV1XF10TZ6
    Media URN:
    VLVA83T5M3X5UF5JRWYZV1XF10TZ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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