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Reference FCO 82/340
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Proposed visit to USA by Harold Wilson, UK Prime Minster, January 1975 (1974)
Description Prime Minister Harold Wilson's visit to Washington. The main British objectives for the visit are to establish a good personal understanding with President Ford and to make clear to the American that the UK share their views on the essential interdependence of Western industrialised nations in the present economic crisis. The main American objective during the discussion will be to try to enlist and strengthen British support for their own policies. Discussions will deal with energy and economic matters such as the problems caused by increased oil prices and the disruptive effect of the moment of Arab oil money, trade and the Trade Bill allowing participation in Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Defence and East/West relations, UK regard NATO as fundamental to Atlantic security as well as UK views on MBFR and SALT. The Prime Minister will also discuss the Middle East and the Europe-Arab dialogue and Cyprus. Notes for supplementaries on Prime Minister's visit to the Soviet Union, Defence review, Diego Garcia, UK Polaris improvements, Energy and Dr Kissinger's Chicago speech, energy conservation and development of new energy resources, producer/consumer relations, Cyprus and US support for UK initiatives and the role of Dr Kissinger, the Middle East and the UK's involvement, Security Council Resolution 242 which sets out the two principles of Israeli withdrawal and Arab acceptance of Israel in secure and recognised boundaries, Palestinian rights, the PLO and terrorism, the US Trade Bill and the GATT negotiations, Wood Food Conference, Concorde and President Ford and Breznev discussion.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries Cyprus, Israel, Soviet Union, United States, United Kingdom
Places Africa; Asia; Britain; Cambodia; Caribbean; China; Cyprus; Diego Garcia; Europe; France; Geneva; Ireland; Israel; Jamaica; Japan; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Poland; Rhodesia; South Africa; Soviet Union; Spain; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Annenberg, Walter H; Brezhnev, Leonid; Brimelow, Thomas; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Wilson, Harold
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; Arms; British Embassy; Concorde; Congress; Conservation; Defence; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; East-West relations; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; European Economic Community; European Security; foreign policy; Group of Ten; Health; Inflation; Isolationism; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Recession; Refugees; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Terrorism; Trade; Trade Bill; Treasury; United Nations; Vice President; Watergate; White House; withdrawal; World Food Conference
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