September 18, 1956

GREECE-GERMANY: Greece’s King Pavlos and Queen Frederiki arrived yesterday in Bonn, the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, and were warmly received by the people and officials, headed by President Theodor Heuss and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. During an official dinner given yesterday evening by President Heuss, King Pavlos referred to the already close relations between the two countries and emphasized that the Greek people were determined to struggle by all legal means possible despite all obstacles and for as long as necessary to see their brothers in Cyprus free. President Heuss spoke with great respect for Greece and said he expressed the sentiments of the entire German nation. GREEKS AND FRENCH: Nicosia, 17 – For the first time since arriving on Cyprus (because of the Suez crisis), French soldiers today received permission to enter Famagusta, where they ate and drank with Greek Cypriots. In contrast to the British soldiers, the French were unarmed and friendly toward the Greeks. Their outing came 24 hours after a proclamation by the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization (EOKA) that the French had nothing to fear from them.