• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT NIXON, PLUNGING BACK INTO WORK AFTER THE EMOTIONAL ORDEAL OF THE PAST FEW DAYS, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) COFFERED WITH 12 FOREIGN LEADERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT NIXON, PLUNGING BACK INTO WORK AFTER THE EMOTIONAL ORDEAL OF THE PAST FEW DAYS, YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) COFFERED WITH 12 FOREIGN LEADERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE. THE PRESIDENT HELD SEPARATE MEETINGS WITH THE LEADERS WHO WERE IN WASHINGTON FOR THE STATES FUNERAL OF GENERAL EISENHOWER.

    THERE WAS A STEADY STREAM OF CALLERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE, STARTING AT 10 A.M. AND CONTINUING ALMOST UNTIL THE DINNER HOUR. THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY ESCORTED EACH VISITING DIGNITARY TO A WAITING LIMOUSINE AFTER EACH MEETING.

    CALLERS INCLUDED FORMER JAPANESE PRIME MINISTER, NOBUSUKE KISHI; THE SHAH OF IRAN; PRESIDENT HABIB BOURGUIBA OF TUNISIA; PRESIDENT MARCOS OF THE PHILIPPINES; AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN GORTON; AND WEST GERMAN CHANCELLOR KURT KIESINGER.

    MOST MEETING RANGED FROM 15 TO 30 MINUTES, BUT THE PRESIDENT CONFERRED WITH THE AUSTRALIAN LEADER FOR ALMOST AN HOUR. MR. GORTON HAD BEEN SCHEDULED FOR AN OFFICIAL WASHINGTON VISIT STARTING YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) .... BUT THAT WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF GENERAL EISENHOWER'S DEATH.

    THE PRESIDENT ALSO SPENT 30 MINUTES WITH SOUTH VIETNAMESE VICE-PRESIDENT NGUYEN CAO KY AND BROUGHT INTO THE MEETING THE U.S. AMBASSADOR IN SAIGON, MR. ELLSWORTH BUNKER AND NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER, HENRY A. KIESINGER.

    IT WAS MR. NIXON'S SECOND MEETING WITH THE SOUTH VIETNAMESE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OBSERVER AT THE PARIS TALKS, IN A MONTH.

    THE MATTER OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION -- THE NATO COUNCIL'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMES UP NEXT WEEK -- WAS ALSO DISCUSSED WITH EUROPEAN LEADERS, INCLUDING CHANCELLOR KIESINGER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA88LWXE6BLUD2Z65MDYAN1E13
    Media URN:
    VLVAA88LWXE6BLUD2Z65MDYAN1E13
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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