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    SEVEN WEST EUROPEAN NATIONS WERE REPRESENTED IN LONDON, U.K., TODAY (THURSDAY), AT THE START OF?

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    SEVEN WEST EUROPEAN NATIONS WERE REPRESENTED IN LONDON, U.K., TODAY (THURSDAY), AT THE START OF A TWO-DAY WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION (WEU) MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE. A FIRST BROAD AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE SEVEN ESTABLISHED THEIR CONTINUED DESIRE FOR BETTER RELATIONS WITH EASTERN EUROPE - BUT BRITAIN AND FRANCE EMPHASISED THAT THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE MUST BE KEPT STRONG.

    CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE WAS BRITAIN'S FOREIGN SECRETARY, THE RT. HON. GEORGE BROWN. HE AND HIS COLLEAGUES, WHO WERE REVIEWING WORLD POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS, PRAISED WEST GERMANY'S EFFORTS TO IMPROVE RELATIONS WITH EASTERN EUROPE. BUT BRITAIN'S MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, LORD CHALFONT, JOINED MR. H.J. DE KOSTER, THE DUTCH FOREIGN SECRETARY, IN NOTING THAT THE WARSAW PACT WAS UNLIKELY TO DECREASE IN STRENGTH, AND IN URGING THE WEST AND TO MAKE SURE OF ITS DEFENSIVE GUARD, WHILE PURSUING AN EASING OF TENSION IN EUROPE.

    FRANCE'S DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER SPOKE OF THE NEED TO RECONSTRUCT EUROPEAN UNITY, LINKING THIS WITH THE BROADER QUESTION OF EUROPEAN SECURITY. BUT HE DID NOT REACT WHEN ASKED BY THE DUTCH DELEGATE WHETHER FRANCE'S VISION OF EUROPE INCLUDED BRITAIN. BRITAIN'S APPLICATION TO JOIN THE COMMON MARKET - ALONG WITH NORWAY, DENMARK, IRELAND - WILL BE DISCUSSED TOMORROW.

    DELEGATES ALSO REVIEWED SOVIET/CHINESE RELATIONS, AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST IN THE WAKE OF LAST JUNE'S ARAB/ISRAELI WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADWRE68S6PXMBL4TSG6J4Q9G1Z
    Media URN:
    VLVADWRE68S6PXMBL4TSG6J4Q9G1Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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