• Short Summary

    WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. KURT KIESINGER, AND PRESIDENT DE GAULLE HAD VITAL TALKS ON THE?

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    KIESINGER ARRIVES AT PARIS AIRPORT; KIESINGER WITH BRANDT, GREETED; ELYSEE PALACE; KIESINGER WITH DE GAULLE.




    Initials JP/V/RM/PC



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    Background: WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, DR. KURT KIESINGER, AND PRESIDENT DE GAULLE HAD VITAL TALKS ON THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET IN PARIS TODAY (THURSDAY) AND BRITAIN'S ENTRY BID WAS HIGH ON THE AGENDA. DR. KIESINGER BROUGHT HIS FOREIGN MINISTER, WILLY BRANDT, AND 90 OFFICIALS WITH HIM FOR HIS TWO-DAY PARIS TALKS WITH THE FRENCH PRESIDENT, WHICH ARE BEING HELD UNDER THE FIVE YEAR-OLD TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP AND COOPERATION LINKING THE TWO COUNTRIES.

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IS UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE STOOD FIRM ON HIS CONDITIONS FOR BRITISH COMMON MARKET ENTRY BUT APPARENTLY AGREED ON A FORMULA FOR JUMPING OBSTACLES REGARDING WEST GERMANY'S STAND ON THE ISSUE. A WEST GERMAN OFFICIAL SAID TODAY'S TALKS RESULTED IN A NOTICEABLE REAPPROACHMENT OVER THE PROBLEM OF AN ARRANGEMENT TO BRING BRITAIN CLOSER TO THE E.E.C. THIS ARRANGEMENT IS UNDERSTOOD AS BEING A MEANS OF HELPING BRITAIN FULFIL PRECONDITIONS FOR MARKET ENTRY. GENERAL DE GAULLE IS SAID TO HAVE TOLD HERR KIESINGER THAT FRANCE WISHED BRITAIN TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE MARKET BUT THAT THE PRECONDITIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP HAD TO BE FULFILLED.

    ALSO TODAY, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IS REPORTED TO HAVE MADE AN APPEAL FOR WEST GERMANY AND FRANCE TO STRENGTHEN THEIR FRIENDSHIP IN THE FACE OF THE AMERICAN-SOVIET POWER STRUGGLE, THE VIETNAM WAR AND OTHER WORLD PROBLEMS. THE GENERAL ALSO DEPLORED THE CONTINUED "CRUEL AND UNACCEPTABLE" DIVISION OF GERMANY. THE FRENCH LEADER WAS TALKING AT A BANQUET IN HONOUR OF THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR AT THE ELYSEE PALACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA998U6NB0N2BG5SM82JTOKPEAA
    Media URN:
    VLVA998U6NB0N2BG5SM82JTOKPEAA
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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