On his return to New Delhi from the United Nations, India's Prime Minister Jawajarlal Nehru, made a short stopover in Bonn, Oct 10, to confer with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer.
Dr. Adenauer makes welcoming speech. (SOF)
Premier Nehru's speech. (SOF)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: Premier Nehru: "I am grateful to you Mr. Chancellor for your kind words of welcome. You have reminded me of my brief visit here three years ago, and I am happy that I have been given another chance today of coming here for a short time and having the opportunity and privilege of meeting your colleagues here. You are right in saying that it is a good thing for people who love peace, who are in favour of peace to discuss this important subject and meet and thereby possibly to help in the process of achieving peace and disarmament. I thank you again Mr. Chancellor for your kind welcome."
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Background: On his return to New Delhi from the United Nations, India's Prime Minister Jawajarlal Nehru, made a short stopover in Bonn, Oct 10, to confer with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. On arrival at the airport the Indian leader was greeted by Dr. Adenauer and members of the Indian Diplomatic Corps.
It is thought that the German leader proposed the visit to discuss India's neutralist policy in the present international situation. In reply to Dr. Adenauer's speech of welcome Premier Nehru said
About an hour and a half after he arrived the Indian leader returned to the airport and continued his journey home.