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    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN BONN TODAY (FRIDAY),DR. ULRICH SAHM OF THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLERY,?

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    AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN BONN TODAY (FRIDAY),DR. ULRICH SAHM OF THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLERY, COUNSELLED AGAINST OVER-OPTIMISM AS HE ANNOUNCED THAT CHANCELLOR WILLY BRAND WOULD BE TRAVELLING OVERNIGHT BY SPECIAL TRAIN TO ERFURT IN EAST GERMANY FOR HIS SUMMIT CONFERENCE NEXT THURSDAY(MARCH 26) WITH PRIME MINISTER WILL STOPH.

    THE HISTORIC MEETING IS FIRST BETWEEN LEADERS OF EAST AND WEST GERMANY SINCE THE FRONTIER DIVISION AFTER THE COUNTRY'S WORLD WAR II DEFEAT. EAST GERMANY-WITH 17 MILLION, INHABITANTS-INSISTS ON FULL DIPLOMATIC RECOGNITION BY THE BONN GOVERNMENT. WEST GERMANY WITH 60 MILLION PEOPLE-STILL REFUSES THIS RECOGNITION ON THE GROUNDS THAT THE TWO STATES CANNOT BE FOREIGN TERRITORIES TO EACH OTHER. HOWEVER, CHANCELLOR BRANDT'S GOVERNMENT IS THE FIRST TO RECOGNISE THE EXISTENCE OF THE EASTERN STATE-AND TO THEREFORE AIM AT SEEKING WAYS OF DEVELOPING A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THEM,LEADING TO MORE CORDIAL AND CONSTRUCTIVE TIES THAN HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE IN THE PAST, A MOVE NOT INCOMPATIBLE WITH HER BRANDT'S "OSTPOLITIK" (EASTERN POLICY OF BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN WEST GERMANY AND THE COUNTRIES OF EASTERN EUROPE-NOTABLY THE SOVIET UNION AND POLAND.

    DR. SAHM'S APPEAL FOR DISCRETION IN THE REPORTING OF THE FORTH COMING TALKS IS TO PREVENT OVER-OPTIMISM ON A MATTER WHICH HAS TO BE TAKEN VERY SLOWLY - IN WHICH THE SERIES OF INITIAL LAYING -OUT OF AIMS IS HOPED WILL LEAD TO A SECOND SESSION OF TALKS BETWEEN "THE TWO WILLIES" - AS GERMANS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER ARE NOW CALLING THEIR GOVERNMENT LEADERS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8VJZB2JU970ERECMRJP47HSEP
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VJZB2JU970ERECMRJP47HSEP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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