The President and his Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, waited for him outside the university principal's house lent for the meeting.
SCU. Pres. Johnson & party
MV.PAN. Car arrives
MV. Johnson walks past
MV. Kosygin walks up to Johnson & CU. shakes his hand
CU. Kosygin shakes hands with Dann Rusk de McNamara, Gromyko shake hands in turn
CU. Kosygin. Gromyko & Johnson pose, then walk to party which includes Dr. Thomas Robinson & Governor Mrs. Richard Hughes
GV's. Party entering house; crowd outside house
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Background: The President and his Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, waited for him outside the university principal's house lent for the meeting. But the Russians were help up in a traffic jam at Glassboro and were twenty minutes behind schedule when the President and Mr. Rusk strode forward to greet them.
The two leaders shook hands warmly for thirty seconds. It's the firs time they've met personally though they've been in touch on the "hot line" between Washington and Moscow.
Both American and Russian officials stressed that their leaders were keen to do real business. As well as the Middle East Crisis, they were expected to discuss Vietnam, a nuclear non-proliferation treaty, anti-ballistic missiles, and the arms race in general.
There were smiles all round as President Johnson and Mr. Kosygin introduced their aides. With the President and Mr. Rusk were Mr. Robert Macnamara and Mr. McGeorge Bundy, while the Soviet leader brought Mr. Gromyko and the Russian Ambassador.
Big crowds had gathered outside the two-storey Georgian house, but massive security precautions had been taken in the twelve hours since Glassboro was chosen as the venue for the summit.
President Johnson and Mr. Kosygin meet for their historic "summit" meeting at Glassboro, New Jersey.
They spent the first two hours talking together alone, with only their interpreters -- the first meeting of an American President and A Soviet Prime Minister for six years.
Then came a break for lunch, which included shrimp cocktail, roast beef and pineapple sherbert, with red wine to drink.
Our correspondent at Glassboro says the meeting is expected to end about now, having lasted just under four house. There's been no word of what was discussed or how the talks went. The small New Jersey town of Glassboro was chosen for the meeting as it's about mid-way between New York and Washington. President Johnson flew in there early this morning, while Mr. Kosygin drove the one hundred miles from New York in a ten-car motorcade.