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Reference FCO 82/297
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Visits of UK ministers to the USA; including visit by Secretary of State for Defence (1973)
Description Background notes on President Nixon's visit to Europe as an a culmination of his "Year of Europe", transatlantic relations and declarations of principles in all fields including political, military and economic. Proposed visit to the US by Kenneth Baker MP, Civil Service Department to look at the use of computers in government and CPRS and PAR. Lord Carrington, Secretary of State for Defence, visit to the US to meet with the US Secretary of Defense, Mr James Schlesinger and discuss the North Atlantic Alliance as well as meeting with Dr Kissinger and members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Record of Carrington's discussion with Schlesinger covers MBFR, prevention of nuclear war agreement, ATAF organisation, Iceland, Oman, speciality metals legislation, Sino-soviet relations, Yugoslavia, Common data base, NATO/Warsaw pact conventional balance, Briefing notes for the CDS's visit to the US to cover Multilateral Trade Negotiations, the Energy Crisis, Northern Ireland, Iceland, a defensive note on the Watergate, a defensive note on the UK attitude to recording of official conversations.
Date 1973
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United Kingdom, United States, Iceland, Oman, Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, Poland
Places Abu Dhabi; Asia; Australia; Bahamas; Belgium; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; Chequers; China; Diego Garcia; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Iceland; Iran; Ireland; Japan; Laos; Mexico; Middle East; Netherlands; New Zealand; Northern Ireland; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Spain; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Yugoslavia
People Baker, Kenneth; Brezhnev, Leonid; Brimelow, Thomas; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Heath, Edward; Hussein bin Talal; Morton, Rogers; Nixon, Richard M; Schlesinger, James
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; Arms; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Burden sharing; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Communist; Concorde; Congress; Defence; Department of State; Detente; Draft; Economy; EDIP (NATO Defence Programme); Energy; Environment; European Security; Exports; foreign policy; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Ministry of Defence; Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV); Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); Mutual force reductions; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Payments; Pentagon; Pollution; Race; State Department; The Nine; Trade; Trade Reform Bill; Treasury; troops; United Nations; Urban Affairs; Vietnam War; Warsaw Pact; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal; Year of Europe
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