• Short Summary

    ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, IN WEST GERMANY ON THE FIRST STATE VISIT HE HAS PAID TO ANY EUROPEAN COUNTRY SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO, ARRIVED IN WEST BERLIN ON MAY 23, AND AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY OF HIS TWO-DAY STAY HAD HELD PRIVATE "POLITICAL" TALKS WITH MAYOR WILLY BRANDT AND TOURED THE "WALL OF SHAME" DIVIDING THE CITY.

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    ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, IN WEST GERMANY ON THE FIRST STATE VISIT HE HAS PAID TO ANY EUROPEAN COUNTRY SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE AS PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO, ARRIVED IN WEST BERLIN ON MAY 23, AND AT THE END OF THE FIRST DAY OF HIS TWO-DAY STAY HAD HELD PRIVATE "POLITICAL" TALKS WITH MAYOR WILLY BRANDT AND TOURED THE "WALL OF SHAME" DIVIDING THE CITY. ON HIS TOUR OF THE WALL HE STOPPED AT A WREATHED MEMORIAL TO AN EAST BERLINER WHO DIED IN JUMPING FROM A WINDOW OVERLOOKING THE BORDER.

    ON HIS ARRIVAL, THE ARCHBISHOP TOLD MAYOR BRANDT THAT BERLIN WAS THE "HEART OF EUROPE" AND THAT ITS FUTURE SHOULD BE BASED ON SELF-DETERMINATION. ALSO PRESENT AT THE TALKS WITH MAYOR BRANDT: CYPRIOT FOREIGN MINISTER, SPYROS KYPRIANIOU, AND CYPRIOT AMBASSADOR IN WEST GERMANY, AMED ZAIM.

    AFTER THE TALKS - DESCRIBED AS "IMPORTANT, INSPIRING AND ENCOURAGING" - ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS PRESENTED MAYOR BRANDT WITH A 2,600-YEAR-OLD GREEK VASE. MAYOR BRANDT, IN TURN PRESENTED THE ARCHBISHOP WITH A PORCELAIN REPLICA OF THE BERLIN "FREEDOM BELL" AND A THREE-FOOT HIGH PORCELAIN VASE MADE IN WEST GERMANY.

    THE NEXT STOP DURING THE ARCHBISHOP'S 12 DAY VISIT, WHICH BEGAN ON MAY 21, WILL BE HAMBURG.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAV8PLKYWPM84243REAXTRNKJE
    Media URN:
    VLVAAV8PLKYWPM84243REAXTRNKJE
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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