January 15, 1960
GREECE – WEST GERMANY: Bonn, 15 – The visit here by Greece’s Deputy Prime Minister Panagiotis Kanellopoulos has been praised as being a great success, according to a communique issued after the end of the weeklong visit to the capital of West Germany. The communique adds that the government in Bonn agreed to try to persuade its European allies to allow Greece to join the European Common Market as soon as possible. Furthermore, it said that the two countries had decided to sign three agreements in early February that will allow for closer bilateral cooperation in promoting Greece’s economic growth. These accords refer to the protection of German investments in Greece, exemption from double taxation, as well as shipping and settlement rights. Germany approved the use of part of its 1958 loan to Greece for these purposes. The Greek delegation raised the issue of tobacco exports to Germany, while the German side referred to the difficulty of exporting coal to Greece. Both sides agreed on the desirability of an agreement on Greeks working in West Germany. CUBA: Cuban Foreign Minister Raul Roa Garcia arrived in Athens yesterday for talks.