• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IN HIS NEW YEAR MESSAGE SAID FRANCE WOULD NOT BECOME INVOLVED IN VIETNAM.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IN HIS NEW YEAR MESSAGE SAID FRANCE WOULD NOT BECOME INVOLVED IN VIETNAM. SPEAKING ON TELEVISION TO THE NATION LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY), HE LOOKED FORWARD TO A RETURN TO COMMON MARKET NEGOTIATIONS IN WESTERN EUROPE, DEVELOPING LINKS WITH EASTERN EUROPE, INCREASING RELATIONS WITH THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, AND IMPROVING COOPERATION WITH AFRICA, ASIA AND SOUTH AMERICA.

    THE PRESIDENT SAID FRANCE WOULD NOT JOIN IN THE WAR WHICH WAS SPREADING IN ASIA. HE SAID "WE OURSELVES ARE INVOLVED NOWHERE AND WE ARE SEEING TO IT THAT WE SHALL NOT BE DRAWN INTO A WAR WHICH WOULD NOT BE OUR WAR."
    ON FOREIGN POLICY, THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT ON THE BASIS OF FRANCE'S RECOVERED INDEPENDENCE AND WITHOUT REVERSING FRIENDSHIPS OR ALLIANCES, THE NATION COULD FURTHER DEVELOP ECONOMIC, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND POLITICAL RELATIONS WITH EASTERN COUNTRIES AND CHINA. COMMON MARKET NEGOTIATIONS COULD GO AHEAD, PROVIDED THE CONDITIONS WERE EQUITABLE AND REASONABLE, AND THERE WAS THE HOPE OF OTHER EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURS JOINING IT.

    (GENERAL DE GAULLE FORMALLY STARTS HIS SECOND SEVEN-YEAR TERM AS PRESIDENT ON SATURDAY - JANUARY 8.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAO4S8MB3P4256WL8FVZOHWFNB
    Media URN:
    VLVAO4S8MB3P4256WL8FVZOHWFNB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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