The United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, has been having talks on the world body's?
The United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, has been having talks on the world body's financial difficulties with Japanese leaders during a five-day visit.
He is reported to have asked Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira on Wednesday (14 February) if Japan would contribute $10 million to help ease the current $80 million deficit plaguing the United Nations.
Dr. Waldheim spent some time with Prime Minister Tanaka, who suggested the possibility that Japan might offer Tokyo as site for an international conference to discuss aid to Indo-China.
The suggestion was made in reply to Dr. Waldheim's statement that the United Nations was ready to provide large-scale humanitarian aid to the area.
Mr. Tanaka was reported to have said Japan would extend positive co-operation when the plan was finalised.
Dr. Waldheim has offered to sound out opinions of the current permanent members of the Security Council to see if Japan can attain its hopes of becoming a permanent member.
SYNOPSIS: The home of Japan's Prime Minister, Kakuei Tanaka, scene of a meeting on Wednesday between the Japanese leader and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Dr. Kurt Waldheim. Dr. Waldheim is in Tokyo on a five-day visit, primarily to discuss the United Nations current financial difficulties. He is reported to have asked Foreign Minister Masayoshi Ohira if Japan would contribute ten million dollars to help ease the current eighty-million deficit plaguing the world body.