• Short Summary

    THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DOCTOR KIESINGER TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SUMMONED THE UNITED STATES BRITISH AND FRENCH AMBASSADORS FOR A CONFERENCE ON EAST GERMANY'S DECISION TO IMPOSE STRICT VISA CONTROLS ON GERMAN TRAVELLERS TO WEST BERLIN.

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    THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DOCTOR KIESINGER TODAY (WEDNESDAY) SUMMONED THE UNITED STATES BRITISH AND FRENCH AMBASSADORS FOR A CONFERENCE ON EAST GERMANY'S DECISION TO IMPOSE STRICT VISA CONTROLS ON GERMAN TRAVELLERS TO WEST BERLIN.

    THE THREE AMBASSADORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WEST BERLIN UNDER THE POST-WAR POTSDAM AGREEMENT.

    THE CONTROLS WILL AFFECT OVERLAND ACCESS ROUTES FROM WEST GERMANY TO WEST BERLIN, AND WEST GERMAN OFFICIALS VIEW THE STRICTER CONTROLS WITH GRAVITY AND SAY THEY WILL HURT THE ALREADY IMBALANCED ECONOMY OF THE CITY. THE CONTROLS WILL APPLY TO FREIGHT CHARGES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT LEVIES ON VEHICLES USING THE AUTOBAHNS TO BERLIN.

    THE WEST GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER HERR BRANDT, CUT SHORT HIS VISIT TO AUSTRIA TO RETURN TO BONN FOR THE CHANCELLOR'S DISCUSSIONS WITH THE THREE AMBASSADORS.

    MEANWHILE THE EAST GERMAN NEWS AGENCY ADN. SAID TODAY THAT ALTHOUGH THE NEW MEASURES WERE NOW OFFICIALLY IN FORCE THEY WOULD NOT BE STRICTLY ENFORCED FOR ANOTHER MONTH. THIS WILL ALLOW WEST GERMANS TO TRAVEL TO BERLIN ON IDENTITY CARDS AFTER JULY 15 THEY WILL REQUIRE VISAS.

    THE THREE AMBASSADORS ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLAIN TO THE SOVIET UNION OVER THE EAST BERLIN REGULATIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8T8T32UYOOFUHJNQRF9OP423S
    Media URN:
    VLVA8T8T32UYOOFUHJNQRF9OP423S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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