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    SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTER GREGORIO LOPEZ BRAVO ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON ON MONDAY (16 MARCH) FOR TALKS WITH PRESIDENT NIXON AND U.

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    SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTER GREGORIO LOPEZ BRAVO ARRIVED IN WASHINGTON ON MONDAY (16 MARCH) FOR TALKS WITH PRESIDENT NIXON AND U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM ROGERS ON THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN MILITARY BASES IN SPAIN.

    THE SPANISH MINISTER BEGAN THE FIRST ROUND OF TALKS WITH MR. ROGERS AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT BUILDING AND LATER MET PRESIDENT NIXON FOR FURTHER DISCUSSIONS.

    SENIOR BRAVO, APPOINTED FOREIGN MINISTER LAST OCTOBER, HAS INDICATED THAT HE WANTS A BROADER AGREEMENT INCLUDING ECONOMIC, EDUCATIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC CO-OPERATION TO REPLACE THE 1953 AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING THE MILITARY BASES. THE CURRENT AGREEMENT COVERING USE OF THREE AIR BASES AND A POLARIS SUBMARINE STATION AT ROTA, NEAR CADIZ EXPIRES ON SEPTEMBER 26. IF A NEW PACT IS NOT SIGNED THE U.S. FORCES WOULD HAVE A YEAR IN WHICH TO LEAVE.

    NEGOTIATIONS FOR A LONG-TERM RENEWAL OF THE AGREEMENT BROKE DOWN LAST YEAR BUT THE TWO GOVERNMENTS AGREED ON A TEMPORARY EXTENSION LAST JUNE. THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT ORIGINALLY ASKED FOR MORE THAN 1,000 MILLION DOLLARS U.S. (ABOUT GBP400 MILLION STERLING) IN MILITARY EQUIPMENT AS THE PRICE FOR A FIVE-YEAR RENEWAL. IT WOUND UP WITH 35 MILLION DOLLARS IN EXPORT-IMPORT BANK CREDITS AND 50 MILLION DOLLARS IN MILITARY ASSISTANCE FOR A TWO-YEAR PACT.

    SENOR BRAVO IS SCHEDULED TO FLY HOME VIA LONDON ON THURSDAY (19 MARCH) A MOVE THAT HAS LED SOME OBSERVERS TO SPECULATE THAT HE MAY HAVE INFORMAL TALKS ON THE GIBRALTAR SITUATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4TPWQGHK9M2O9EJZUWLSC3JU6
    Media URN:
    VLVA4TPWQGHK9M2O9EJZUWLSC3JU6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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