• Short Summary

    THE EAST GERMAN RULING COMMUNIST PARTY (SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY) HAS PROPOSED TO WEST GERMANY'S OPPOSITION SOCIAL DEMOCRATS THAT SPEAKERS OF BOTH PARTIES SHOULD SPEAK SIDE BY SIDE AT MEETINGS IN EAST AND WEST GERMANY.

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    DELEGATES ARRIVING FOR MEETING; DELEGATES LEAVING.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE EAST GERMAN RULING COMMUNIST PARTY (SOCIALIST UNITY PARTY) HAS PROPOSED TO WEST GERMANY'S OPPOSITION SOCIAL DEMOCRATS THAT SPEAKERS OF BOTH PARTIES SHOULD SPEAK SIDE BY SIDE AT MEETINGS IN EAST AND WEST GERMANY. THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST-EVER SUCH EXCHANGE BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES. TODAY (FRIDAY) REPRESENTATIVES OF THE TWO PARTIES MET IN EAST BERLIN TO ARRANGE THE EXCHANGE.

    THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATS HAVE PROPOSED THAT THEIR CHAIRMAN, HERR WILLY BRANDT, GOVERNING MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN, AND HIS TWO TOP DEPUTIES, SHOULD SPEAK AT A COMMUNIST RALLY IN KARL-MARX STADT (FORMERLY CHEMNITZ), WHILE EAST GERMAN COMMUNIST SPEAKERS WOULD ADDRESS A MEETING IN HANOVER, WEST GERMANY.

    THE SOCIAL DEMOCRAT REPRESENTATIVES AT TODAY'S NEGOTIATIONS WERE FRITZ STALLBERG AND HANS STRIEFLER. THEY DROVE INTO EAST BERLIN TO THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE. THERE THEY MET POLITBURO MEMBER PAUL VERNER AND WERNER LAMBERZ, CANDIDATE MEMBER OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.

    BOTH PARTIES HAVE SURROUNDED THEIR POSITION WITH CONDITIONS. THE WEST SAYS THE PROPOSED MEETING MUST BE FULLY REPORTED AND THE EAST DEMANDS AN OBJECTIVE ATMOSPHERE AND PRIOR ANSWERS TO BASIC QUESTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4U2YJC0W9PCEP0RSVRFMWA74W
    Media URN:
    VLVA4U2YJC0W9PCEP0RSVRFMWA74W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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