• Short Summary

    A RALLY IN DUESSELDORF LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) HERALDED THE OPENING OF THE LAST CONGRESS BY WEST GERMANY'S RULING CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY BEFORE SEPTEMBER'S FEDERAL ELECTIONS.

  • Description

    A RALLY IN DUESSELDORF LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) HERALDED THE OPENING OF THE LAST CONGRESS BY WEST GERMANY'S RULING CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY BEFORE SEPTEMBER'S FEDERAL ELECTIONS. ABOUT 5000 PEOPLE CROWDED INTO THE CITY'S RHEINHALLE TO HEAR THE PARTY CHAIRMAN, FORMER CHANCELLOR ADENAUER, GIVE AN ADDRESS.

    THE FOUR DAY CONGRESS WILL REVIEW THE POLICY OF THE PARTY OF THE FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS, INCLUDING THE CRUCIAL ISSUES OF FRANCO-GERMAN RELATIONS, THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCES, THE COMMON MARKET AND THE DEFENCE OF EUROPE.

    FRANCO-GERMAN RELATIONS PROVIDED THE THEME FOR DR. ADENAUER'S OPENING ADDRESS, DURING WHICH HE ADMINISTERED A REBUKE TO CHANCELLOR ERHARD. HE CRITICISED HIS SUCCESSOR FOR NOT DOING HIS UTMOST TO IMPROVE FRANCO-GERMAN RELATIONS, WHICH HE REGARDED AS A CORNERSTONE FOR PEACE IN EUROPE AND THE WORLD.

    DR. ADENAUER PRAISED DR. ERHARD FOR HIS SUCCESS AT HIS MEETING WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AT RAMBOUILLET LAST DECEMBER, BUT DECLARED THAT LITTLE HAD BEEN SINCE THEN.

    IN REPLY, THE CHANCELLOR SAID THAT HE HAD BEEN SATISFIED WITH PROGRESS AT THE RAMBOUILLET MEETING, AND HE HOPED THAT IT WOULD LAD, SOON, TO MORE CONCRETE EFFORTS TO SECURE EUROPEAN POLITICAL UNITY.

    AMONG THE SPEAKERS AT THE CONGRESS WILL BE THE FOREIGN MINISTER, DR. GERHARD SCHROEDER, WHOM DR. ADENAUER REGARDS AS ONE OF THE MAIN OBSTACLES TO FRANCO-GERMAN UNITY BECAUSE OF THE FOREIGN MINISTER'S 'PRO-ATLANTIC VIEWS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9D0NSC5PKBLJFF9HUXPZJYTEE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D0NSC5PKBLJFF9HUXPZJYTEE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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