• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, MR KOSYGIN, SPENT MORE THAN FIVE HOURS TOGETHER TODAY IN THE FIRST 'BIG TWO' SUMMIT TALKS FOR SIX YEARS.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET PRIME MINISTER, MR KOSYGIN, SPENT MORE THAN FIVE HOURS TOGETHER TODAY IN THE FIRST 'BIG TWO' SUMMIT TALKS FOR SIX YEARS. THEN MR JOHNSON ANNOUNCED THAT THEY HAD AGREED ON A SECOND MEETING ON SUNDAY (25 JUNE).

    MR JOHNSON ARRIVED FIRST IN THE LITTLE NEW JERSEY TOWN OF GLASSBORO, ALMOST EXACTLY MIDWAY BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK, WHERE MR KOSYGIN WAS ATTENDING THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN EMERGENCY SESSION.

    THE AMERICAN LEADER MET LOCAL OFFICIALS BEFORE HE AND HIS SECRETARY OF STATE, MR. DEAN RUSK, WATCHED MR KOSYGIN ARRIVE IN A 10-CAR MOTORCADE. THE TWO SHOOK HANDS WARMLY...IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAD MET.

    THEN THEY WENT ON TO THEIR TALKS AT 'HOLLYBUSH' HOME OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL COLLEGE. THE TALKS WERE PRIVATE, WITH ONLY INTERPRETERS PRESENT, AND AFTERWARDS PRESIDENT JOHNSON DESCRIBED THEM AS HAVING BEEN, AS HE PUT IT, VERY GOOD AND USEFUL.

    HIS STATEMENT TO THE PRESS AFTER THE TALKS ...WHICH LASTER MORE THAN TWICE AS LONG AS EXPECTED ... ALSO SAID THEY EXCHANGED VIEWS ON A NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL QUESTIONS. AND HE EMPHASISED THAT HE AND MR KOSYGIN HAD AGREED ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SECURING A TREATY TO PREVENT THE PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS AS WELL AS DISCUSSING THE MIDDLE EAST AND VIETNAM.

    THEN THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE WOULD BE A SECOND MEETING IN GLASSBORO ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, AND MR KOSYGIN STEPPED FORWARD, SMILING.HE SAID HE HAD NOTHING TO ADD TO MR JOHNSON'S STATEMENT, WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS "VERY CORRECTLY DRAWN UP".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8H4XEU280YUBSTTNBFUGCX2F5
    Media URN:
    VLVA8H4XEU280YUBSTTNBFUGCX2F5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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