The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, has had talks at the United?
The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, has had talks at the United Nations on the proposed new "Atlantic charter" which he outlined in April. Dr. Kissinger had talks with the Danish Foreign Minister, Mr. K.B. Anderson, who's representing the nine member States of the European Community. Earlier this month, the Nine presented its answer to the American call for a review of relations across the Atlantic. Mr. Anderson said the Europeans had given a "very positive answer" to the American initiative.
On Wednesday (26 September), Dr. Kissinger outlined the progress being made in the negotiations. Speaking at a Press Conference, he said the economic and political aspects of a new Atlantic agreement would be considered jointly by the Nine European countries, and the United States. The issues of security, would be discussed in the NATO Council. Dr. Kissinger said negotiations could still be carried on with individual member States of the Nine.
President Nixon is expected to visit Europe in the near future. Reports say the timing of the visit, which will probably take in Bonn, London, Paris and Rome, depends largely on the progress of the negotiations. It's hoped the President's trip will culminate in the signing of a new agreement.