West Germany's Chancellor Dr Adenauer, his Foreign Minister von Brentano and Defence Minister Strauss were at Bonn's Wahn Airport, Oct 7, to receive French Premier Debre and Foreign Minister Couve de Murville, for discussions on the future of NATO and western European cooperation.
GV & SV..French plane arrives
LV Debre out of plane, met by Adenauer and party
SV Guard present arms for inspection
GV (SOF)..Debre inspects troops
CU Officer salutes
TV & CU..Debre meets cabinet
TV (SOF)..Adenauer walks to mike, SOF starts..Herr Premier minister.. SOF ENDS..denn je abzeichnen.
SCU (SOF)..Debre..SOF STARTS.Monseur Le Chancelier..SOF ENDS..Cooperation politique.
CU (silent-)Minister Couve de Murville
SCU Adenauer shakes hands with Debre
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Background: West Germany's Chancellor Dr Adenauer, his Foreign Minister von Brentano and Defence Minister Strauss were at Bonn's Wahn Airport, Oct 7, to receive French Premier Debre and Foreign Minister Couve de Murville, for discussions on the future of NATO and western European cooperation.
In his welcoming address (SOF) Dr Adenauer said they were going to have "Necessary and useful" talks, at a moment when "the dangers threatening the free world are taking a more palpable shape than ever before". He was confident the two countries were agreed on the ways which led to the achievement of common goals.
Mr Debre, in his reply, (SOF) spoke of the necessity of cooperation and solidarity between the two countries. He said the Common Market must be crowned with success and called for similar cooperation at the political level. The French Premier made no reference to any special defence arrangements.
Even before the French party arrived, an official bulletin made clear what the German attitude would be. The Federal Government stated it was one of the important tasks to seek, with Britain, a good solution in relations between the European economic groups of the Six and the Outer Seven.
So far, French proposals for the reorganisation of NATO along national lines and arrangements for economic, political, defence and cultural cooperation by the Six have found no favour in Bonn. Dr Adenauer is opposed to any change within NATO that would effect American involvement in Europe and a development of the relations of the Six primarily designed to enhance French influence that would exclude Britain from Europe.