• Short Summary

    THE ANNUAL SPRING TRADE FAIR HAS OPENED IN LEIPZIG WITH SOME 10-THOUSAND EXHIBITS FROM 65 COUNTRIES.

  • Description

    THE ANNUAL SPRING TRADE FAIR HAS OPENED IN LEIPZIG WITH SOME 10-THOUSAND EXHIBITS FROM 65 COUNTRIES. THE EAST GERMAN LEADER HERR ULBRICHT VISITED THE FAIR TODAY (SUNDAY 1ST MARCH) WALKING THROUGH THE GROUNDS AND INSPECTING SOME OF THE EXHIBITS.

    THE FAIR IS A TRADITIONAL MEETING PLACE FOR BUSINESSMEN FROM COMMUNIST AND NON-COMMUNIST COUNTRIES. IT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL MARCH THE 11TH.

    THE SOVIET UNION IS THE LARGEST EXHIBITOR AND THE BIGGEST EXHIBITOR FROM OUTSIDE EUROPE IS INDIA.

    THIS YEAR'S FAIR SEES A SHARP INCREASE IN EXHIBITS FROM JAPAN AND ALSO THE PRESENCE FOR THE FIRST TIME OF BRITISH GOVERNMENTS TRADE OFFICIALS.

    IN OPENING THE FAIR THE EAST GERMAN DEPUTY PREMIER, HERR GERHARD SCHUERER, CALLED FOR PEACE AND SECURITY IN EUROPE AS A FAVOURABLE BASIS FOR EXPANDING TRADE. HE SAID THAT NORMAL RELATIONS BETWEEN COUNTRIES WERE THE BEST BASIS FOR ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN HIGHLY INDUSTRIALISED STATES.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S PRESENCE AT THE FAIR IS SEEN AS A DEMONSTRATION TO BRITISH BUSINESSMEN OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST IN TRADING WITH EAST GERMANY. BRITAIN AND EAST GERMANY RECENTLY SIGNED THEIR FIRST THREE-YEAR TRADE AGREEMENT AFTER SEVERAL YEARS OF SHORT-TERM AGREEMENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABTCMLELYG69KIQBA5H6H4WOUP
    Media URN:
    VLVABTCMLELYG69KIQBA5H6H4WOUP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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