United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discussed the future of U.S.-French relations with French?
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Background: United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger discussed the future of U.S.-French relations with French President Valery Giscard D'Estaing on Friday (5 July).
The two men met over breakfast at the Elysee Palace in talks later described by Dr. Kissinger as "very friendly and warm".
His remarks reflected the new warmth in relations between Paris and Washington since President Giscard D'Estaing's election last May.
The talks lasted 80 minutes and also included discussion on the international scene.
Dr. Kissinger said on arrival in Paris on Thursday from Brussels he was seeing European leaders following the Soviet-U.S. summit meeting in Moscow in an attempt to instill a spirit of consultations into the European-U.S. relationship.
After his talks with the French President, Dr. Kissinger left immediately for Only airport to fly to rome for talks with Italian leaders.
SYNOPSIS: The Elysee Palace in Paris was the scene today of talks reflecting the new warmth in relations between France and the United States.
U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger met over breakfast for talks with the new French President, Valery Giscard D'Estaing. The discussions, which lasted eighty minutes, were later described by Dr. Kissinger as very friendly and warm. On arrival in Paris from Brussels on Thursday, Dr. Kissinger said he was seeing European leaders to brief them on the Soviet-???. Moscow summit meeting.
In his first meeting with President D'Estaing since the French leader won the May election, Dr. Kissinger's talks also dwelt on the international scene.
After the talks Dr. Kissinger left for Orly Airport to fly to Rome.