• Short Summary

    BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON ARRIVED HOME FROM HIS SEABORNE TALKS WITH MR. IAN SMITH?

  • Description

    BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAROLD WILSON ARRIVED HOME FROM HIS SEABORNE TALKS WITH MR. IAN SMITH IN TIME TO ENTERTAIN LEADERS FROM THE EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION (EFTA) COUNTRIES TO DINNER TONIGHT (SUNDAY). TODAY'S ARRIVALS FOR THE ONE-DAY CONFERENCE TOMORROW INCLUDED THE PRIME MINISTER OF DENMARK, JENS OTTO KRAG, WIH HIS TRADE MINISTER MR. DAHLGAARD AND PRESIDENT HANS SCHAFFNER OF SWITZERLAND.

    BRITAIN WAS EXPECTED TO MAKE CLEAR TO HER EFTA PARTNERS THAT SHE CONTINUES TO ATTACH THE GREATEST IMPORTANCE TO THE "KENNEDY-ROUND" OF WORLD-WIDE TARIFF CUTTING NEGOTIATIONS, AND TO ASSURE THE CONFERENCE THAT HER NEW MOVES AIMED AT JOINING THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET WOULD NOT IMPEDE TARIFF REDUCTIONS IN THE KENNEDY ROUND NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE UNITED STATES AND OTHER NATIONS.

    THE FULL MEMBERS OF EFTA ARE BRITAIN, SWEDEN, DENMARK, NORWAY, AUSTRIA, PORTUGAL AND SWITZERLAND. FINLAND, BECAUSE OF ITS SPECIAL NEUTRALITY STATUS, IS ONLY AN ASSOCIATE PARTNER.

    ALL THE COUNTRIES EXCEPT PORTUGAL ARE BEING REPRESENTED BY THEIR HEADS OF GOVERNMENT AT TOMORROW'S MEETING. THE PORTUGUESE DELEGATION, HEADED BY THE ECONOMICS MINISTER DR. JOSE DE OLIVEIRA, ARRIVED YESTERDAY.

    THE FOUR NORDIC COUNTRIES ATTENDING TOMORROW'S MEETING HAD ALREADY EXPRESSED DELIGHT OVER SIGNS OF A NEW BRITISH ATTITUDE TO EUROPE. BUT OFFICIALS HAVE EMPHASISED THAT BRITAIN WILL NOT BE NEGOTIATING ON BEHALF OF THE OTHER EFTA NATIONS IN ITS NEW APPROACHES TOWARD THE COMMON MARKET.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAOID0OGMWGFQ5TJNGCQAB9BNV
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOID0OGMWGFQ5TJNGCQAB9BNV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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