Italy's Premier Fanfani and his Foreign Minister, Signor Segni, arrived at Orly Airport, Paris, Sept 3, for talks with President de Gaulle.
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Background: Italy's Premier Fanfani and his Foreign Minister, Signor Segni, arrived at Orly Airport, Paris, Sept 3, for talks with President de Gaulle. They were welcomed by their French counterparts, M. Debre and M. Couve de Murville.
The visit to France follows German-Italian talks at Varese, Sept 2, when Signor Fanfani and Dr Adenauer discussed President de Gaulle's plans for a French-led Grand Alliance between the six Common Market countries.
Observers believe that italy and Germany are now agreed on the need for a bridge between the European Economic Community and the European Free Trade Association, and on the need to discourage General de Gaulle from pursuing his current project for a Common Market permanent political secretariat. This co-ordination of the Italian and German attitudes is thought to add greatly to the importance of the present Franco-Italian talks.