• Short Summary

    Mr. Paul-Henri Spaak, NATO Secretary General, arrived by air this afternoon in Athens coming from?

  • Description

    1.
    NATO and Greek flag at Athens airport;all NATO-members' flags.


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    Spaak's plane rolls in at Athens airport.


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    Mr. Spaak steps down from the plane and is welcomed by Greek Foreign Minister Averof and other Government Officials.


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    Spaak and Averof during the playing of the National Anthem.


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    Spaak accompanied by Averof inspects a Guard of Honor (a Royal Air-force detachment).


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    Spaak shakes hands with the representatives (Ambassadors) in Greece of the members NATO. He is been shaking hands with British Ambassador Sir Roger Allen (in white suit).


    7.
    Spaak seen making declaration to the Press, expressing his happiness to return to Greece.


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    Spaak's car escorted by Royal Air-force motorcyclists drives towards Athens.


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    Spaak's car arrive at Greek Premier's Office.


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    Spaak is welcomed by Greek Premier Constantine Karamanlis; they had a long talk on various matters and...


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    Spaak is leaving the Presidency seen off again by Premier Karamanlis.


    12.
    Spaak's car leaves the Presidency.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Mr. Paul-Henri Spaak, NATO Secretary General, arrived by air this afternoon in Athens coming from Ankara for a three-day official visit as guest of the Greek Government. Mr. Spaak will have talks with Greek Premier Constantine Karamanlis and Foreign Minister Evangelos Averof, on matters concerning NATO affairs.

    The talks Mr.Spaak will have in Athens are nevertheless commented by NATO and foreign diplomatic circles with great interest as having special significance. According the these sources. NATO Secretary General will try to canvass Greek Government attitude on an eventual changing of the Allied Naval Mediterranean Command. And this in an attempt to satisfy General De Gaille's demand who recently requested the putting on the head of the Allied Naval Forces of a French Admiral. It is also expected that Mr. Spaak will examine the present situation in Greece resulted from the forthcoming establishment of medium-size Rocket Bases and following the expressed worries of the Greek People and the discontentment of the Opposition Parties.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8CTZM8N0NE62DPA1F9M7OQLKZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CTZM8N0NE62DPA1F9M7OQLKZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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