West German Foreign Minister Willy Brandt arrived in Washington, D.C. from Bonn on Tuesday (7?
West German Foreign Minister Willy Brandt arrived in Washington, D.C. from Bonn on Tuesday (7 February) for meeting with top United States government officials, including President Johnson. Mr. Brandt said the principal reason for the visit was to put forth the views of his country's new coalition government to the President and other key U.S. officials.
Mr. Brandt said one of what he called the "essential elements" of this policy is a "strong and reliable link between the United States and Germany, and between America and Europe".
Following is an exact transcript of Mr. Brandt's statement which is heard on the film's soundtrack.