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Reference FCO 82/187
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Visit of US Secretary of State, William P Rogers, to UK 3-4 May (1972)
Description US Secretary of State, Mr Rogers European tour which will include visits to Iceland, London, Brussels, Bonn, Paris and Rome. The object of his journey is to consult with US allies in Europe about the President's visit to Moscow and the centre point will be his presentation to NATO in Brussels in which he will concentrate on the multilateral issues including East/West relations in Europe, the Proposed CSCE and MBFR. US and Soviet aims in Moscow including US/Soviet relations, SALT, China, Vietnam and the Middle East. Mr Rogers aims during his European tour could possibly be to consult his European allies and to prepare a report to President Nixon about European thinking, to give the European allies an opportunity to comment on US intentions in Moscow, to involve the European allies in support for the US line in Moscow. UK aims are to impress upon Mr Rogers the hope that President Nixon's visit will leave the Russian convinced of his continuing commitment to Europe and of his support for the various policies agreed within the North Atlantic alliance. List of supplementary briefs: US/Soviet Trade (including COCOM), Ostpolitik, Arms Control and Disarmament, Relations with China, Vietnam, S. Asia, Middle East, Rhodesia, N. Ireland, Expropriation: Chilean debt, IDA replenishment, W. Indies and Caribbean (Honduras; St Vincent:). Steering Brief: US/Soviet bilateral issues, US aims in Moscow, Soviet aims in Moscow, Mr Rogers programme in London.
Date 1972
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries United States, Iceland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Chile, Honduras, St Vincent and the Grenadines
Places Africa; Asia; Belgium; Britain; Caribbean; Chile; China; Europe; France; Germany; Grenada; Guatemala; Hanoi; Honduras; Iceland; India; Ireland; Italy; Latin America; Middle East; Netherlands; Northern Ireland; Pakistan; Rhodesia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Armstrong, Willis; Brimelow, Thomas; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Hillenbrand, Martin J; Hussein bin Talal; Rogers, William P; Sadat, Muhammad Anwar Al
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arms; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Communist; Congress; Conservation; Defence; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; East-West relations; Energy; Environment; European integration; European Security; Exports; Expropriation; foreign policy; Health; Ministry of Defence; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); NASA; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Ostpolitik; Pacification; Paris Peace Talks; Payments; State Department; Trade; Treasury; troops; Vice President; White House; withdrawal
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