• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE FLEW INTO COLOGNE TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE EIGHT TOP-LEVEL EXCHANGE UNDER THE 1963 FRANCO-WEST GERMAN FRIENDSHIP TREATY.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE FLEW INTO COLOGNE TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE EIGHT TOP-LEVEL EXCHANGE UNDER THE 1963 FRANCO-WEST GERMAN FRIENDSHIP TREATY. LATER HE BEGAN TALKS IN BONN WITH CHANCELLOR ERHARD, THE FIRST MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO LEADERS SINCE THE NATO CRISIS OVER FRANCE'S DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM THE ALLIANCE'S INTEGRATED MILITARY COMMAND.

    FRENCH AND WEST GERMANY RELATIONS ARE CURRENTLY TROUBLED BY DIFFERENCES OVER WESTERN DEFENCE, THE ROLE THAT THE UNITED STATES SHOULD PLAY IN EUROPE, AND THE DIFFERENT ASSESSMENTS OF FRANCE AND WEST GERMANY OF THE THREAT POSED TO WESTERN EUROPE BY THE SOVIET UNION. HOWEVER, BOTH LEADERS STRUCK A NOTE OF CORDIALITY IN THEIR SPEECHES BEFORE THEIR DELEGATIONS WENT ON WITH THE INTENSIVE 10-HOUR SCHEDULE OF CONSULTATIONS.

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE SAID THAT FRANCE'S POLICY OF "TRYING TO OPEN UP THE WHOLE OF EUROPE AND THE WHOLE OF GERMANY" DID NOT MEAN FRANCE REJECTED THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE, EVEN IF IT DID REQUIRE SOME ADAPTATION. HE SAID: "EUROPE CANNOT FIND PEACE WITHOUT FRANCE-GERMAN FRIENDSHIP. "CHANCELLOR ERHARD THANKED THE FRENCH LEADER FOR HIS REFUSAL IN MOSCOW RECENTLY TO ACCEPT "THE ARTIFICIAL CREATION OF THE SOVIET ZONE OF GERMANY". HE SAID: "THIS IS A HELP TO US IN OUR EFFORTS TOWARDS THE RE-UNIFICATION OF GERMANY".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9N246PRWPATP1A0KRWVIPNJFF
    Media URN:
    VLVA9N246PRWPATP1A0KRWVIPNJFF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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