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Reference FCO 82/471
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Messages between James Callaghan, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and Dr Henry Kissinger, US Secretary of State (1974)
Description Messages between Nixon and Callaghan congratulating each other on Anglo/US relations and their new positions within their respective offices. The messages included concern the effects of the energy crisis, rapid inflation, arrested growth, increasing strains on the international financial system and narrowing opportunities for governments to control their countries' own political and economic destiny. The US Government seeks the cooperation among the major oil consuming areas of Europe, North America and Japan. The messages are also concerned with the political forces at work in Greece and the Cyprus situation involving Turkey, the problems of Rhodesia and the importance that HMG attaches to the repeal of the Byrd amendment, talks with President Assad in Damascus which concentrated on defining more precisely the areas of agreement and disagreement between the Syrians and Israelis on such matters as the UN role, limitations on armaments, return of civilians to the area Israel evacuates and prisoner exchange, discussions with Mario Soares concerning Portugal and Spinola, talks with Gromyko in Geneva concerning the CSCE Conference, talks with the Syrian representative on and Israeli withdrawal sessions with Gromyko concerning the Middle East, where the US stand on their current discussion with the Israelis and the Syrians. Discussion were continued with Gromkyo on SALT and preparations for the President's visit, discussion with Fahmy concerning the vision of President Sadat. Other discussions with Van der Stoel, Thorn and Scheel on US/European relations, the NATO Declaration adn the NATO Ministerial meeting in Ottawa. President Nixon's report to Congress on the Jackson-Nunn Amendment which concerned the enactment of Section 812, an initiative Nixon's Administration took to seek Allied cooperation in developing a solution to the financial problems arising from the stationing of US forces in NATO Europe.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Turkey, United States, Zimbabwe, Canada, Japan
Places Africa; Asia; Australia; Belgium; Britain; China; Cyprus; Egypt; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Greece; India; Iraq; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Lebanon; Mediterranean; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Rhodesia; Soviet Union; Suez Canal; Syria; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America
People Annenberg, Walter H; Brezhnev, Leonid; Callaghan, James; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Ennals, David; Hussein bin Talal; Kissinger, Henry; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Reston, Scotty; Sadat, Muhammad Anwar Al; Soares, Mario
Topics Aid; Arab; Arms; Balance of Payments; Congress; Conservation; Defence; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; East-West relations; Economy; Elections; Energy; foreign policy; Inflation; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; Payments; Race; Refugees; State Department; Taxes; Terrorism; The Nine; Treasury; United Nations; White House; withdrawal; World Food Conference
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