French-German alliance against US opposed

Opposition leader Franz Josef Strauss told French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing Wednesday that West Germany and France should not build their partnership against the United States. In a speech welcoming the visiting French head of state to Bavaria, Mr. Strauss, who is the state's conservative premier, said the Franco-German relationship could not be "a two-state union against a wider European association or confronting the United States."

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