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Reference FCO 82/341
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Proposed visit to USA by Harold Wilson, UK Prime Minster, January 1975 (1974)
Description Planning for Prime Minister, Harold Wilson's visit to Ottawa, Canada to meet Mr Trudeau and then to Washington D.C. The main objectives of the visit are to renew and improve relations with Canada and to help Canada make efforts to diversify her external relations to counter her increasing economic dependence on the US. Canada is looking mainly towards the EEC and Japan. Canada is the UK's ninth largest trading partner and is one of the few developed countries self-sufficient in energy. The topics of specific Canadian interest are Canada/EEC relations, GATT XXIV, non-proliferation, and bilateral trade questions. Talks with Kissinger concerning the Prime Ministers proposed visit to the US covered possible subjects to discuss with the President Gerald Ford including the World Economic, Financial and energy problems and the way they effected the US and UK; the Middle East; NATO and Defence problems; East/West relations in the light of the Prime Minister's subsequent visit to Moscow and the common market renegotiations.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union
Places Africa; Asia; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; China; Cyprus; Europe; Geneva; Germany; Ireland; Jamaica; Japan; Korea; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Rhodesia; South Africa; Spain; United Kingdom; United States of America
People Anne, HRH Princess; Brimelow, Thomas; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Kissinger, Henry; Rampton, Sir Jack; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Rockefeller, Nelson; Stewart, Michael; Wilson, Harold
Topics Agriculture; Arab; Arms; British Embassy; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Common Market; Concorde; Congress; Defence; Department of State; Detente; Draft; East-West relations; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Energy; Environment; European Economic Community; Exports; foreign policy; Group of Ten; Inflation; Lockheed; Ministry of Defence; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; Recession; State Department; Strikes; Trade; Trade Bill; Treasury; troops; United Nations; Vice President; White House
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