During a farewell trip to Europe U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger has emphasised?
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (DECEMBER 10, 1976) (REUTERS)
GV U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger enters, takes seat and faces newsmen for press conference in Brussels. (2 shots) (MUTE)
SV Kissinger speaking (SOF):
TRANSCRIPT: KISSINGER: "I would say that the Foreign Secretary and I agree completely in our analysis of the situation in Rhodesia. We greatly appreciate the role that Britain is playing under great difficulties at Geneva. It is a complicated negotiation which proceeds through a series of crises and dramatic headlines, but in which we believe progress remains possible. The United States, as Great Britain, supporters majority rule in Rhodesia and supports a transition government in which the African component is in the majority. Now how to work out the relationship of the various components to each other is the subject of the negotiations. There's no disagreement whatever between the United States and the British point of view."
Background: During a farewell trip to Europe U.S. Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger has emphasised the agreement which exists between Britain and the United States on the problems of Rhodesia.
Dr. Kissinger spoke about the situation at a news conference at Nato headquarters in Brussels on Friday (10 December). Later he flew on to London with his wife Nancy, where he had a meeting with British Foreign Secretary Anthony Crossland.
Shortly after his arrival in London Dr. Kissinger told another news conference that he was no need for a meeting between himself and Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith. According to Reuters thee has been speculation that Dr. Kissinger might end his three-year world wide diplomatic career with a new initiative, s the Geneva conference on Rhodesia's future has made little headway. Dr. Kissinger leaves the State Department on 20 January. His successor is Mr. Cyrus Vance.