U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, in a speech on Tuesday (3 May), reaffirmed his belief in?
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson, in a speech on Tuesday (3 May), reaffirmed his belief in NATO, saying that an integrated Atlantic defense is the first necessity for building European unity. He also announced that he will ask Congress for legislation to promote trade between the United States and the nations of eastern Europe.
The President spoke at White House ceremonies honoring the one thousandth anniversary of the establishment of Christianity in Poland. In the excerpt shown in our film, he says:
Under present legislation, non-Communist nations plus Yugoslavia and Poland pay far lower tariff on goods imported into the United States than specified in the U.S. basic tariff act of 1930. Under the legislation proposed by the President, this "most favored nation" policy would be extended to all European nations. Hungary and Rumania have already expressed an interest in obtaining most-favored-nation treatment. American officials say that, should the proposed legislation be enacted, similar requests would probably be received from Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia.