Aboard the Presidential yacht "Honey Fitz" on the Potomac River near Washington, Apr. 6, President Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan exchanged views on the international situation.
Aboard the Presidential yacht "Honey Fitz" on the Potomac River near Washington, Apr. 6, President Kennedy and British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan exchanged views on the international situation. The 2 1/2-hour cruise was the last of the important discussions between the two leaders.
Of the items on the agenda the most important was the probable Russian attitudes on Laos. In the European field both men agreed that the western alliance must be ready to resist any Russian pressure on the Berlin situation. Mr. Macmillan and Mr. Kennedy feel that Russia may make her move on the Berlin problem later this year. Disarmament and text ban talks were also reviewed.
At the start of the trip the Presidential yacht was followed by a launch crowded newsmen and photographers. As the launch closed in the captain of the "Honey Fitz" ordered more speed and it was soon left behind.
Speaking at the one public engagement of his United States visit, Apr. 7, Mr. Macmillan told a distinguished audience at the Massachusetts' Institute of Technology, outside Boston, that a new agreement within NATO is needed to build " partnership in the nuclear as well as the conventional field". Throughout his speech the Premier emphasised the need for unity. On European trade he said "There must and can be a comprehensive trade arrangement in Western Europe".