• Short Summary

    Leipzig's Spring Trade Fair opened on Saturday (10 march) with hopes that the growing recognition of East Germany by the international community would lead to increased East-West co-operation.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Leipzig Industrial Fair, flags of nations
    0.05

    2.
    SV & MV East German agricultural equipment (3 shots)
    0.19

    3.
    SV Mercedes trucks on show (2 shots)
    0.26

    4.
    MV Two British officials
    0.27

    5.
    SV & CU Tree handling equipment from Sweden (5 shots)
    0.42

    6.
    SV, CU & MV West German exhibits, Krupp Engineering
    0.51

    7.
    SV EXT Chinese pavilion
    0.54

    8.
    CU Visitors look at Chinese engineering exhibits
    1.02

    9.
    SV & CU People look at model of hydro-electric dam (3 shots)
    1.15

    10.
    CU Ship propellor from East Germany
    1.18

    11.
    MV East German life rafts
    1.26



    Initials ESP/0337 ESP/0350



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Leipzig's Spring Trade Fair opened on Saturday (10 march) with hopes that the growing recognition of East Germany by the international community would lead to increased East-West co-operation.

    At the official opening ceremony, East Germany's Deputy Premier Garhard Weiss said that prospects of increasing trade with the west were good but that tariff restrictions still posed numerous difficulties.

    About 9,250 exhibitors from 61 countries are represented at the fair which has been the traditional market place for East-West trade.

    This year, Britain is officially represented by a Government-sponsored stand. Diplomatic links were established with east Germany this year.

    The main theme of the fair -- like last year -- is socialist integration in accordance with 15-year programme of COMECON, the East European trading organisation.

    Most exhibitors at the week-long show are from Russia and Eastern Europe. The emphasis is on machinery, electronics, and scientific and automation equipment.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADOS3MGJJZJYYJ8PBVNH457CTR
    Media URN:
    VLVADOS3MGJJZJYYJ8PBVNH457CTR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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