• Short Summary

    THE CONFERENCE OF 25 COMMUNIST PARTIES ENDED IN KARLOVY VARY TODAY (WEDNESDAY), A DAY EARLY, WITH THE SIGNING OF A DOCUMENT REPORTED TO CALL FOR A GIANT, ALL EUROPEAN DEBATE ON HOW TO KEEP THE CONTINENT PEACEFUL AND SECURE.

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    GENERAL SCENES OF KARLOVY VARY; HOTEL WHERE MEETING HELD; GOMULKA, ULBRICHT AND BREZHNEV ARRIVING AT HOTEL.




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    Background: THE CONFERENCE OF 25 COMMUNIST PARTIES ENDED IN KARLOVY VARY TODAY (WEDNESDAY), A DAY EARLY, WITH THE SIGNING OF A DOCUMENT REPORTED TO CALL FOR A GIANT, ALL EUROPEAN DEBATE ON HOW TO KEEP THE CONTINENT PEACEFUL AND SECURE. THE MEETING WAS HELD IN THE ONE-TIME IMPERIAL SPAR, ONLY A FEW MILES FROM THE WEST GERMAN BORDER.

    KARLOVY VARY, FORMERLY KARLSBAD, WAS CHOSEN FOR THE MEETING BECAUSE IT STANDS SYMBOLICALLY CLOSE TO THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST EUROPE, ONLY A FEW MILES FROM THE WEST GERMAN BORDER. THE FORMER IMPERIAL SPAR WAS ONCE THE HAUNT OF EUROPE'S ROYALTY.

    THE DELEGATES HELD THEIR TALKS IN THE IMPERIAL HOTEL, A CASTLE-LIKE FIVE STOREY BUILDING IN THE WOODED HILLSIDE ABOVE THE TOWN. TWO COUNTRIES, YUGOSLAVIA AND RUMANIA, BOYCOTTED THE CONFERENCE. THEY ARE SEEKING TO IMPROVE TIES WITH WEST GERMANY. DELEGATES FROM ALBANIA, HOLLAND, NORWAY AND ICELAND ALSO STAYED AWAY, AND AN OBSERVER REPRESENTED SWEDEN.

    OFFICIALS SAID THAT THE CONFERENCE HAD WOUND UP TODAY BECAUSE AGREEMENT ON MAJOR POINTS WAS REACHED MORE EASILY THAN HAD BEEN EXPECTED. MAIN POINTS FROM THE CONFERENCE SPEECHES HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTS TO BAR UNITED STATES INFLUENCE IN SOLVING EUROPE'S SECURITY PROBLEMS, AND ATTACKS ON WEST GERMANY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9D5S6FYMELTB9VHAGGY36Y3V2
    Media URN:
    VLVA9D5S6FYMELTB9VHAGGY36Y3V2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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