Interview with Francis Gutmann (Paris, 10 September 2014) — Excerpt: France’s position on the distribution of tasks between WEU and NATO

In this interview excerpt, Francis Gutmann, an official in the French Foreign Ministry from 1951 to 1957 and Secretary-General of the External Relations Ministry from 1981 to 1985, describes France’s position on the relationship between Western European Union (WEU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) with regard to major defence issues. He emphasises France’s desire to strengthen WEU in order to provide a framework for European defence and mentions the organisation’s role in the area of armaments, particularly from an industrial viewpoint.

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Source: Interview de Francis Gutmann / FRANCIS GUTMANN, Véronica Martins, prise de vue : Alexandre Germain.- Paris: CVCE [Prod.], 10.09.2014. CVCE, Sanem. - VIDEO (00:01:51, Couleur, Son original).

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