June 6, 1956

KING PAUL: Paris, 5 – His Majesty King Paul of the Hellenes, speaking at an official dinner given for him and Queen Frederiki here by President of the French Republic Rene Coty, expressed his absolute optimism that a solution would soon be found to the problem in Cyprus. (…) Previously, during an official meeting at the Elysee, the king was seen talking with the British ambassador in Paris, Sir Gladwyn Jebb. RENE COTY: During his toast to King Pavlos, French President Rene Coty said: «(…) My country’s entire culture, its artistic and literary treasures, the development of its philosophical and scientific thought, these are all indications of our faith in the incomparable heritage which Greece has bequeathed to the entire modern civilization. It is the soul of France that is linked with the soul of Greece.» GREECE-FRANCE: Paris, 2 – Le Monde writes that Greek public opinion fully understands that the complex issues in North Africa do not allow France at this moment to give any direct and unwavering support to the Cypriot people. KARAMANLIS: Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis yesterday announced a public works program valued at 2,400 million drachmas.

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