A luncheon given by U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, for Arab delegate to?
A luncheon given by U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, for Arab delegate to the United Nations on Tuesday (25 September), was boycotted by five Arab states. Although representatives from thirteen Arab countries, and two officials from the Arab League did attend the function, held in the United States U.N. Mission in New York, delegates from Libya, Iraq, Southern Yemen. Algeria, and Syria, refused their invitations.
On the previous night (Monday 24 September), Dr. Kissinger had met the Soviet Foreign Minister, Mr. Andrei Gromyko, at a dinner in the new State Secretary's New York hotel suite. He told Mr. Gromyko that prospects for a new Soviet-American trade relationship were now in doubt, because of American concern over Soviet restrictions on Jewish immigration to Israel.
That same evening, Dr. Kissinger had talks with Japan's Foreign Minister, Mr. Masayoshi Ohira. He hopes to visit Tokyo both before and after a trip to The People's Republic of China later this year.
Earlier on Monday, Dr. Kissinger told the United Nations General Assembly that the United States continued to support Japan's claim for a permanent seat on the Security Council. But most observers believe that a change in the composition of the 15 nation Council is a long way off. It would require the agreement of the present five permanent members - the Soviet Union, China, Britain, United States and France.
SYNOPSIS: Dr. Henry Kissinger, America's new State Secretary, has been having a busy time at the United Nations in New York. On Tuesday he met U.N. delegates from thirteen Arab countries at a luncheon in the United States Mission. However, the representatives of five countries - Libya, Algeria, Syria, Iraq and Southern Yemen, refused their invitations. But two officials of the Arab League were present.
On the previous evening, Dr. Kissinger had had talks at a dinner party in his New York Hotel Suite with Mr. Andrei Gromyko, the Soviet Foreign Minister. Dr. Kissinger told Mr. Gromyko that prospects for a new Soviet-American trade agreement was in jeopardy because of American concern over Soviet restrictions governing the emigration of Russian Jews to Israel.
A Japanese delegation, including Japan's Foreign Minister, Mr. Masayoshi Ohira, were also guests at the hotel. Earlier in the day, Dr. Kissinger had repeated United States support in the General Assembly, for Japan's claim for a permanent seat on the Security Council. Later this year he hopes to visit Tokyo twice - once before his visit to The People's Republic of China, and again after his return.