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Reference FCO 7/1841
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Briefs for Prime Minister's visit to United States of America, December (1970)
Description For the Prime Minister's visit to Washington brief by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on British support for US policy, UK position as Geneva Co-Chairman, US prisoners in North Vietnam, Aid for Cambodia, British trade with North Vietnam, Indo-China and President Nixon's peace proposals which were rejected by the North Vietnamese Government at the Paris peace talks including an unconditional cease-fire, an Indo-China peace conference, a negotiated time-table for a complete withdrawal of US forces from South Vietnam, a political settlement in South Vietnam that would reflect the will of the South Vietnamese people, the immediate and unconditional relapse of all prisoners of war. Brief continues on Laos, Cambodia, US bombing of North Vietnam, peace talks in Laos, President Nixon's press conference of 10 December, 1970 on bombing in North Vietnam. Brief on Rhodesia and HMG's policy toward it. Brief on Communist influence in Latin America. Fidel Castro. Brief on the internal situation in the US including the mid-term elections, cabinet changes, personality notes for members of the cabinet including Vice-President Spiro Agnew, Dr. Clifford Hardin Secretary for Agriculture, David Kennedy Secretary of the Treasury, Melvin R Laird Secretary for Defense, John Mitchell Attorney General, Maurice Stans Secretary of Commerce, Carl J. Gilbert Special Representative of Trade Negotiations, Mortimer D. Godstein Country Director for the US State Department, Marshall Green Assistant Secretary of State East Asia and Pacific Affairs, Martin J. Hillenbrand Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, John N. Irwin II Under-Secretary of State, U. Alexis Johnson Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Emil Mosbacher Jr. Chief of Protocol, David D. Newsom, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Nathaniel Samuels Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, George Shultz Secretary of the Office of Management and Budget, Joseph Sisco Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Ronald Spiers Director of the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs State Department, Philip Trezise Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. Brief on British Economic policy, Brief on Hijacking. Brief on the export of Civil aircraft to China. Brief on US Environmental policies. Brief on International oil problems. Brief on Computer sales to the Soviet Union.
Date 1970
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, China, Laos, Soviet Union
Places Africa; Asia; Bahamas; Britain; Cambodia; Caribbean; Chequers; Chile; China; Cuba; Egypt; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Hanoi; Hungary; Iran; Japan; Korea; Laos; Latin America; Libya; Mediterranean; Middle East; Nigeria; Pakistan; Persian Gulf; Rhodesia; Saudi Arabia; South Vietnam; Southern Africa; Soviet Union; Suez Canal; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Buckley, James; Gilbert , Carl J; Green, Marshall; Hardin, Clifford; Hillenbrand, Martin J; Johnson, Alexis; Kennedy, David Matthew; Laird, Melvin R; Mitchell, John; Mosbacher Jr. Emil; Richardson, Elliot; Romney, George; Samuels, Nathaniel; Shultz, George; Sisco, Joseph; Spiers, Ronald; Stans, Maurice; Trezise, Philip
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; Arms; Balance of Payments; Bank of England; British Embassy; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Coal; Communist; Congress; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of State; Desegregation; Draft; Drugs; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; Exports; Expropriation; Health; Hijacking; Inflation; Japanese; Law and Order; Mid-Term elections; Narcotics; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Office of Management and Budget; Oil; organisation; Pacification; Paris Peace Talks; Payments; Pollution; Protectionist; Race; Shipping; Special Representative of Trade Negotiations; State Department; Strikes; Supreme Court; Taxation; Textiles; The Nine; Trade; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; United Nations; Urban Affairs; Vice President; Wages; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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