United States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger -- on his first visit to his?
United States Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger -- on his first visit to his native Germany since joining the Nixon Administration -- held wide-ranging discussions with West German Foreign Minister Walter Scheel on Sunday evening (3 March) and with Chancellor Willy Brandt on Monday (4 March).
Dr. Kissinger re-iterated his country's firm support for European unity and said relations between the United States and West Germany were excellent.
In an impromptu press conference on the terrace of Chancellor Brandt's Bonn home, Dr. Kissinger said his talks with Herr Scheel and Herr Brandt had been "very successful".
He said they had discussed bilateral relations. "But," he added" we had some difficulty in finding bilateral problems to discuss. The U.S. considers that its relations with West Germany are very good and we place the greatest value on having the closest relations with Bonn".
The discussions covered latest developments on the Middle East, transatlantic links between Western Europe, and the U.S. and East-West problems -- including Berlin.
After the talks Dr. Kissinger left for Brussels to attend a NATO meeting.