Letter from Geoffroy Chodron de Courcel to Maurice Couve de Murville on WEU–NATO relations (8 June 1967)

On 8 June 1967, as discussions are held concerning a draft report drawn up by the Secretariat-General of Western European Union (WEU) and reviewed in the WEU Council on relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and WEU, the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Geoffroy Chodron de Courcel, informs the French Foreign Minister, Maurice Couve de Murville, of the progress of the discussions. He particularly mentions the statements by the United Kingdom delegate, Lord Hood, on the question of the limitation of France’s common defence forces after the country’s withdrawal from the NATO integrated command structure. Geoffroy Chodron de Courcel draws the minister’s attention to the difficulty for France of maintaining its current position.

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Source: L'Ambassadeur de France en Grande-Bretagne à son Excellence Monsieur Couve de Murville, ministre des Affaires étrangères. Direction des Affaires Politiques. Service des Pactes. A.s. Retrait des forces françaises de l'OTAN et note OTAN/UEO: Londres, le 8 juin 1967, N° 666/DP/PA. 5 p.

Ministère des Affaires étrangères. Centre des Archives diplomatiques de Nantes. Archives rapatriées de l'ambassade de France à Londres. Série «Union de l'Europe occidentale (UEO)». 1953-1992 (2002). 378PO/UEO/1-389. Numéro 27. Cote EU.40.6.3. Forces sous commandement OTAN et national, Tome II. 1960-1969.

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