The U. S. Secretary of State, Dr. Kissinger said on Sunday (24 March) that the?
The U. S. Secretary of State, Dr. Kissinger said on Sunday (24 March) that the relationship between the United States and Western Europe was, and would remain the cornerstone of American Foreign policy.
Dr. Kissinger was speaking to reporters after three hours of talks with west German Chancellor Willy Brandt and Foreign Minister Walter Scheel, during a stop-over on his way to Moscow.
The talks were held at the 18th Century Gymnich Castle, 50 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of Bonn.
In the past few weeks, both Dr. Kissinger and President Nixon have severely criticised the European Economic Community (E. E. C.) -- with West Germany currently holding the rotating presidency.
But on Sunday, with Herr Scheel standing beside him, Dr. Kissinger told a press conference "The United States has always believed that the interests of Western Europe and the U. S. are closely intertwined."
Publicly, the atmosphere was informal and friendly, with the two Foreign Minister addressing each other as "Henry" and "Walter" and exchanging good-humored remarks with Herr Brandt.
The West German Chancellor's appearance was unscheduled. He spent the first hour at the talks, before leaving the two Foreign Minister to continue for another two hours.
SYNOPSIS: Tanzania's President Julius Nyerere went on a tour of the Hawkesbury Agricultural College near Sydney on Saturday before ending his five-day state visit to Australia. During the tour President Nyerere held talks with Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.
At the agricultural college he expressed the hope there could be more student exchange between the two countries.
President Nyerere's talks with Prime Minister Whitlam in Canberra had centered on Australian assistance with wheat supplies, technical education and the development of coal mines in Tanzania.
President Nyerere was accompanied on the tour by other Tanzanian officials and newsmen.
The Tanzanian leader said he would be pleased if Australia would supply arms to freedom fighters in Southern Africa, but did not make a formal request to Prime Minister Whitlam. He said hoped his visit would strengthen relations between the two countries.
Later President Nyerere was officially bid farewell from Australia by New South Wales state governor, Sir Roden Culter.
One controversial note in the visit came when lunch for President Nyerere was boycotted by Australia's only aboriginal senator because of what he called "racism" in Tanzania. Following his Australia visit, President Nyerere flew to Peking for talks with Chinese leaders.