Soviet Communist Party leader Leonid Brezhnev and the President, of the United states Gerald Ford, attended the opening ceremony on Wednesday (30 July) in Helsinki, of the European summit on security.
SV Brezhnev arrives and is greeted
CU PAN INTERIOR President Ford and party walk to conference hall
SCU PAN EXTERIOR Ford, wife and party walking to hall and are greeted as they enter
SV PAN INTERIOR Ford and party walk into hall
LV INTERIOR Brezhnev talks with Polish delegate
SCU Ford in conference chamber
CU French President(left) and French Foreign Minister(right)
SV Wilson and Sallaghan
SV Tito of Yugoslavia
TV President of Finland banging gravel opening conference and rises to speak. English speech begins: "Ladies and Gentlemen... speech ends: "will be fruitful"
KEKKONEN: "Ladies and Gentlemen, on behalf of the government and the people of Finland I have the great honour to declare open the third stage of the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe. It is a privilege for us to act as hosts to this conference, the second time. May I bid you all most heartily welcome in our capital. And I hope that your stay in Helsinki although bri??? will be as enjoyable as it certainly will be fruitful."
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Background: Soviet Communist Party leader Leonid Brezhnev and the President, of the United states Gerald Ford, attended the opening ceremony on Wednesday (30 July) in Helsinki, of the European summit on security.
The conference, called for by the Soviet Union for 20 years, will acknowledge the status-quo in Europe and the inviolability of frontiers.
All European nations - except Albania - as well as the United states and Canada are represented at the conference which is also being attended by the French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing and the British Prime Minister, Mr. Harold WiLSON, and the veteran Yugoslavian leader, President Tito.
The President of Finland, Urho Kekkonen, opened the 35-state summit and told the delegates he hoped their three day stay in Helsinki would be fruitful.
This film includes part of a speech in English by the President of Finland, Urho Kekkonen.