East — West II — Harsh Economic Necessities for Co-operation
If the present changes in the geopolitical situation of the world favour increased East — West economic relations, so do — perhaps even to a greater extent — the harsh economic necessities.
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- 5).When asked by the U.S. News and World Report, July 23, 1973, p. 51, about this competition, the then French minister of economic affairs, Giscard d’Estaing, said, for instance: “There certainly will be a lot of rivalry, which is absolutely normal. The Soviets will put into competition or comparison all the advantages they can get from various Western countries. We’ve already seen this in Europe-a certain competition between the British, Italians, and ourselves. Remember the competition between Fiat, Ford and Renault over the con struction of the auto factories in the Soviet Union. There will be rivalry. There will be an increase in trade. But I don’t think the Eastern markets are going to become a gold mine. It will be an important part of world trade, but significantly less than the trade between our countries”.Google Scholar