• Short Summary

    President-elect Richard Nixon, following a precedent set by President Eisenhower, met with United Nations Secretary General U Thant on Tuesday (17 December) and pledged his Administration's "continuing support" of the United Nations.

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    President-elect Richard Nixon, following a precedent set by President Eisenhower, met with United Nations Secretary General U Thant on Tuesday (17 December) and pledged his Administration's "continuing support" of the United Nations.

    After a private meeting with the Secretary General and a reception with various delegations, Mr. Nixon said that the purpose of his visit was to "indicate our continuing support of the United Nations and our intention in these years ahead to do everything we can to strengthen this organization as it works in the cause of peace throughout the world."
    Mr. Nixon told newsmen he had been impressed with what he had learned about the United Nations' work in social and economic development. He added, "It is this side of the United Nations that needs better to be known in American and around the world."
    The President elect's Secretary of State, Mr. William Rogers and his chief Foreign Policy Advisor, Dr. Henry Kissinger were also present at the meeting with U Thant.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LJ2E0MWVGURZS4067RLYZ0R6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LJ2E0MWVGURZS4067RLYZ0R6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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