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East German-West German Relations #461987

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 20, 1972
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(Studio) Tomorrow East Germany and West Germany sign treaty of great historical significance. In it they give dip. recognition to each other and promise to cooperate in trade and other matters. Treaty returns access by England, France and United States to Berlin; acknowledges postwar division of Germany; opens way for East German contact with West
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(East Berlin, Germany) Until now East Germany isolated from West New embassy bldgs. under construction now in East Berlin. Iran and Finland recognize East Germany. Austria and other Scandinavian countries will follow suit this wk. Both Germanys will probably enter United Nations next fall. Economy of East Germany better than in other Communist countries. USSR 's Brezhnev meets frequently with East Germany's Erich Honecker, Communist party secretary USSR dictates policy to East Germany, economy and politically. Berlin Wall remains, but perhaps it's developing a crack.
REPORTER: Robert Hager

Chancellor, John;
Hager, Robert

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