• Short Summary

    Rumanian Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Maurer arrived in Bonn on Monday (22 June) for a five-day visit, the first communist head of government to come to the West German capital officially.

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    Rumanian Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Maurer arrived in Bonn on Monday (22 June) for a five-day visit, the first communist head of government to come to the West German capital officially.

    As Mr. Maurer stepped from his special aircraft, he was greeted by Chancellor Willy Brandt. Later they stood side by side as the two national anthems were played and then they inspected a guard of honour from the West German army.

    The two leaders flew in an army helicopter to the Rhineside chancellery where they held their talks. Their meeting came just before the West Germans open serious talks with the Soviet Union on a non-aggression pact.

    Informed sources said the two leaders aired their differing views on a European Security Conference which the Warsaw Pact countries have suggested While Bucharest wants such a conference to get underway as soon as possible Bonn says some progress has to be made first in the Governments efforts to reach non-aggression pacts with Moscow, Warsaw, and East Berlin.

    Another obvious point of disagreement between the two countries is their views on the status of East Germany. While Bonn is willing to recognise East Germany as a separate state within the German nation, Rumania supports East Berlin's demand for full diplomatic recognition.

    Herr Brandt also expressed West Germany's sympathy with Rumanians suffering after recent floods that devastated wide stretches of land and left thousands homeless.

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    Film ID:
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    Media URN:
    VLVAD3UNYLBYQGKWFI6QW3SVQGW2Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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