• Short Summary

    MINISTERS OF THE 15-NATION NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION HAVE AGREED TO "EXPLORE ALL APPROPRIATE OPENINGS FOR NEGOTIATIONS" WITH THE WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES AT THE END OF THEIR TWO-DAY 20TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING HELD IN WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES.

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    MINISTERS OF THE 15-NATION NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION HAVE AGREED TO "EXPLORE ALL APPROPRIATE OPENINGS FOR NEGOTIATIONS" WITH THE WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES AT THE END OF THEIR TWO-DAY 20TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING HELD IN WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES.

    THE FOREIGN AND DEFENCE MINISTERS ATTENDING THE SESSION SAID THAT THEIR GOVERNMENTS WOULD EXPLORE WITH THE SOVIET UNION AND OTHER EAST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES CONCRETE ISSUES WHICH "BEST LEND THEMSELVES TO FRUITFUL NEGOTIATIONS."
    THE RESPONSE TO THE WARSAW PACT PROPOSAL, MADE A MONTH AGO, FOR A EUROPEAN SECURITY CONFERENCE, WAS ONE OF THE MAIN ISSUES OF THE SECOND-DAY'S DISCUSSIONS YESTERDAY (FRIDAY).

    EARLIER, PRESIDENT NIXON IS UNDERSTOOD TO HAVE WARNED MEMBERS OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC ALLIANCE THAT THEY MUST EXERCISE CAUTION IN ANSWERING THE WARSAW PACT PROPOSAL. DURING THE DAY, THE PRESIDENT SPENT 90 MINUTES WITH THE FOREIGN AND DEFENCE MINISTERS DISCUSSING THE RESPONSE.

    FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, M. MICHEL DEBRE, CALLED FOR THE UTMOST PRUDENCE IN EXAMINING THE PROPOSAL ALTHOUGH FRANCE HAS WITHDRAWN FROM NATO's MILITARY COMMAND, SHE REMAINS A STAUNCH SUPPORTER OF THE POLITICAL ALLIANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABM2FYRUZKPS7T6A0Q10XEHFJX
    Media URN:
    VLVABM2FYRUZKPS7T6A0Q10XEHFJX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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