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    Rumanian President Nicloae Ceausescu took time off from political talks on Thursday (28 June) to see some of West Germany's industrial centres.

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    Rumanian President Nicloae Ceausescu took time off from political talks on Thursday (28 June) to see some of West Germany's industrial centres. The President, who is on a four-day State Visit to West Germany, flew by helicopter to the Ruhr industrial city, Oberhausen to view a giant steel foundry and to sign an agreement with a subsidiary firm on the setting up of a joint West German-Rumanian factory to produce marine gear mechanisms.

    The joint concern, to be built in Rumania, will be 49 per cent West German owned and 51 per cent West German owned and 51 per cent for Rumania - a formula very much favoured by Mr. Ceausescu.

    On Wednesday (27 June) Mr. Ceausescu and Chancellor Willy Brandt opened talks in Bonn on increased economic cooperation between their two countries and next month's European Security Conference. The talks are expected to give both sides the opportunity to consolidate their friendly ties. They established diplomatic relations in 1967.

    Mr. Ceausescu's visit comes only days after Boon completed the final major steps of its "Ostpolitik" with the signing of a friendship treaty with Czechoslovakia and the coming into force of the East-West good neighbour accord.

    SYNOPSIS: The giant steel foundry at Oberhausen in West Germany was the scene of an important agreement signing between West Germany and Rumania on Thursday when President Ceausescu and his wife paid a visit to the Ruhr city.

    President Ceasuescu in on a four-day State Visit to West Germany. He was accorded a warm reception by both officials and the public.

    The wearing of a hard hat is standard practice for all at the foundry, especially so for such an important visitor. The President was to sign an agreement with a subsidiary firm on the setting up of a joint West German-Rumanian factory to produce marine gear mechanisms. The joint concern, to be built in Rumania, will be 49 per cent West German owned and 51 per cent Rumania - a formula very much favoured by Mr. Ceausecu. It was clear that the Rumanian President was impressed with all he saw at the giant steel complex.

    Mr. Ceausescu's visit to West Germany comes only days after Bonn completed the final major steps of its "Ostoplitik" with the signing of a friendship treaty with Czechoslovakia and the coming into force of the East-West German good neighbour accord. With the signing of the joint factory agreement West German-Rumanian relations were further cemented. Only the previous day the President had opened talks in Bonn with Chancellor Willy Brandt on increased economic cooperation and the forthcoming European Security Conference. The two leaders were scheduled to hold a third and final round of talks in Bonn on Friday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9DSTKWO1215HW8BZ9NGOWXOBF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9DSTKWO1215HW8BZ9NGOWXOBF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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