• Short Summary

    WEST GERMANY AND BRITAIN AGREED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT IT WOULD PROBABLY BE NECESSARY FOR THE NATO COUNCIL TO LEAVE PARIS, IT WAS REPORTED IN LONDON TONIGHT.

  • Description

    WEST GERMANY AND BRITAIN AGREED TODAY (TUESDAY) THAT IT WOULD PROBABLY BE NECESSARY FOR THE NATO COUNCIL TO LEAVE PARIS, IT WAS REPORTED IN LONDON TONIGHT. THE AGREEMENT WAS REACHED AT THE FINAL SESSIONS OF TWO DAYS OF TALKS ON THE NATO CRISIS BETWEEN WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD AND THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, MR HAROLD WILSON.

    DR. ERHARD HAD A MEETING WITH THE BRITISH CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, MR. JAMES CALLAGHAN, EARLIER IN THE DAY. ONE OF THE MAIN POINTS UNDER DISCUSSION WAS THE FINANCING OF BRITAIN'S FORCES IN WEST GERMANY.

    THIS AFTERNOON, DR. ERHARD HAD A THREE HOUR MEETING WITH MR. WILSON.

    THE NATO CRISIS WAS TOUCHED OFF BY FRANCE'S DECISION TO WITHDRAW FROM THE ALLIANCE'S INTEGRATED DEFENCE SYSTEM. THE NATO COUNCIL, TOP POLITICAL ORGAN OF THE 15-NATION ALLIANCE, HAS ITS PRESENT HEADQUARTERS AT PORTE DAUPHINE IN PARIS.

    DR. ERHARD AND MR. WILSON ALSO AGREED ON WHAT WAS DESIRABLE FOR THE REORGANISATION AND STREAMLINING OF NATO IN THE WAKE OF PRESIDENT DE GAULLE'S MOVES.

    MR. WILSON TODAY ALSO PUT TO THE WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR, THE BRITISH CASE FOR BONN PAYING THE FULL FOREIGN EXCHANGE COSTS OF KEEPING BRITAIN'S 51,000-STRONG FORCES IN WEST GERMANY. MORE TALKS ARE TO TAKE PLACE ON THIS SUBJECT.

    THERE WERE TALKS ALSO ABOUT BRITAIN'S PARTICIPATION IN THE EUROPEAN SPACE LAUNCHER DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION. BRITAIN IS CONCERNED ABOUT ITS SPIRALLING COSTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3EVZGNT76I6IJUXUWCUQX6KJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3EVZGNT76I6IJUXUWCUQX6KJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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