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Reference FCO 7/1425
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title President Nixon's visit to Far East, Asia and Romania (1969)
Description President Richard Nixon's visit to the Pacific to watch the splashdown of NASA Apollo XI and then onto India. Indian-US relations. Nixon's talks with Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi on general attitude towards Asia, Asian security, regional co-operation, Indo-Pakistan relations, Vietnam and China. Nixon's visit to Pakistan and talks with President Yahya Khan, Henry Kissinger is also present. Nixon's visit to Thailand and Vietnam. Talks with Thanom and Thanat in Thailand. Meetings on the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO). Nixon praises Thailand for sending troops to Vietnam. Nixon's visit to Romania and talks with President Nicolae Ceausescu covering Vietnam, the Middle East and SALT. Discussion on current US involvement in Asia and after the end of the Vietnam War. Troop withdrawal and Vietnamization. US not taking sides in Sino-Soviet dispute. US and Soviet Union relations and detente and the possibility of a US - Soviet summit. Major elements of Nixon's foreign policy as enunciated on his round the world tour. French press reaction to President Nixon's world tour. New York Times on Nixon's meeting with reporters.
Date 1969
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region Asia Pacific, South Asia, East Asia, Europe
Countries India, Pakistan, Romania, Thailand, Vietnam, Soviet Union, United States, China
Places Africa; Alaska; Asia; Australia; Belgium; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; Ceylon; China; Czechoslovakia; Denmark; Diego Garcia; Eastern Europe; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Hanoi; Iceland; India; Indonesia; Italy; Japan; Korea; Laos; Middle East; Mideast; New Zealand; Nigeria; Okinawa; Pakistan; Rhodesia; Romania; Russia; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Spain; Thailand; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Yugoslavia
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Green, Marshall; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Haldeman, H R; Kennedy, Robert F; Khan, Yahya; Kosygin, Alexey; Malik, Adam; Nixon, Richard M; Thanat; Thanom Kittikachorn; Wales, HRH the Prince of; Wilson, Harold
Topics Aid; Arab; Arms; British Embassy; Common Market; Communist; Congress; Defence; Demonstrations; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; East-West relations; Elections; Environment; European Security; Exports; foreign policy; Free trade; Great Powers; International Monetary Fund; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Pollution; Poverty; Race; Republican Party; Shipping; South East Asia Treaty Organisation; State Department; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Strikes; The Nine; Trade; Trade unions; troops; United Nations; United Nations General Assembly; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Vietnam War; Warsaw Pact; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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