Britain's Prime Minister Harold Macmillan on his return October 9 from talks with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer said they had been "fruitful".
"You did say in Bonn sir, at your press conference....."
"...and I think he is as anxious as I am that we should move forward together."
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Background: Britain's Prime Minister Harold Macmillan on his return October 9 from talks with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer said they had been "fruitful".
The talks were on a wide range of subjects in particular on Germany's reunification and free trade in Western Europe. At London Airport in an interview he said: "S.O.F."
In a communique at the end of the talks Britain assured West Germany of its readiness to enter into talks with the Soviet Union to help bring about reunification. Later at a press conference in Bonn, Macmillan said he hoped any talks on the issue would succeed but said it would be foolish to be deceived about the massive resistance from the Soviet Union.
On free trade he said it was essential to European unity to bring the talks to an early and satisfactory conclusion. Agreement should be reached in principle on the free trade area by the end of the year for it to make a start January 11.
The two leaders arranged for further periodic meetings. Macmillan also hoped French Prime Minister General Charles de Gaulle would join in the talks. "I hope we can persuade him to come to London," he said.
A new step in Anglo-German friendship will be this month's stage visit to London of President Theodor Heuss.