• Short Summary

    President Pompidou of France seized most of the headlines during his first session of summit talks with United States President Nixon in Iceland today (Thursday, 31 May).

  • Description

    1.
    LV Pompidou down steps & grated by Icelandic President & F.M.
    0.10

    2.
    SV Troops salute
    0.18

    3.
    SV PAN Pompidou across tarmac
    0.24

    4.
    LV Crowd surges round as Pompidou enters car & away (2 shots)
    0.38

    5.
    GV Flags
    0.40

    6.
    LV Nixon down steps & greeted by Pres. & F.M.
    0.54

    7.
    GV Nixon along red carpet inspects guard
    1.00

    8.
    SV Nixon with Icelandic President as crowd watches (2 shots)
    1.14

    9.
    SV Nixon enters car & away (3 shots)
    1.28

    10.
    SV PAN Nixon out of car, waves & towards museum
    1.42

    11.
    GV Newsmen
    1.44

    12.
    SV PAN Pompidou arrives & greeted by Nixon, both wave & shake hands (2 shots)
    2.16

    13.
    SCU MUTE INT. Pompidou A Nixon seated
    2.26



    Initials SGM/0310 SGM/0230



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: President Pompidou of France seized most of the headlines during his first session of summit talks with United States President Nixon in Iceland today (Thursday, 31 May). Though Mr. Nixon, making his first overseas trip since the Watergate scandal burst, was hoping to reassert himself as a world statesman, it was the French head of state who made the initial impact. President Pompidou warned of the "great danger" for western Europe of any unilateral withdrawal of U.S. forces.

    It was reported that during the first session of talks, Mr. Nixon quickly reassured the French leader that he had no intention of making a unilateral withdrawal of troops. The French have been fearful that the Americans might use the threat of troops withdrawal to force trade concessions from European Common market countries.

    In the past, the Americans have been seeking to link defence agreements with monetary and trade negotiations.

    When the talks turned to world monetary system, the two leaders were able to reach immediate agreements that the current system doesn't work and that an alternative was needed. This agreement was again gratifying for President Pompidou, who had vowed to press for urgent monetary reform during the summit.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4AJUWC2KUY45F5P0JNKOJV92I
    Media URN:
    VLVA4AJUWC2KUY45F5P0JNKOJV92I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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