French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing ended two days of summit talks with West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on Saturday (1 June).
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Background: French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing ended two days of summit talks with West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on Saturday (1 June).
The two leaders agreed that economic stability within the European Common Market must be upheld by each member country putting its own economy in order. President Giscard added that France would take no protectionist measures to restore its own precarious economic situation.
After almost six hours of discussions they also agreed to hold the next meeting in the Franco-German summit series in Bonn -- West Germany's Federal Capital -- in July.
The Presidents were holding their first discussions since becoming national readers last month. Both stressed -- in remarks to reporters on the states of the Elysee Palace-- that the construction of Europe was a fundamental objective of their Governments.
"It is not enough to maintain that we have already attained," the French ???ader said, "to avoid falling back it is necessary to move ???. The two leaders re-affirmed the need for EEC nations to take common positions on political and economic questions, and both pledged that the other seven Community members would be fully informed of their discussions.
The ???cellor said he and President Giscard had become accustomed -- in their years as Finance Ministers before taking over as Heads of Governments -- to acting together to deal with difficult situations. "This helped us a lot in monetary crises and will now be of good use to our two countries in overcoming the difficult problems which the European Community faces. I am very happy about the content, form and atmosphere of the talks we have had the Chancellor added.
Chancellor Schmidt left for Donn later that day.