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    President Ford made his first major foreign-policy speech on Wednesday (18 September) when he addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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    President Ford made his first major foreign-policy speech on Wednesday (18 September) when he addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations.

    The President called for a global economic policy and warned that a lack of cooperation could spell world-wide disaster.

    He said that any attempt by one nation to use a commodity for political purpose would invariably tempt other nations to do the same. He pointed out that although the united States is the world's largest producer of food it had not been tempted to use this as a political weapon.

    He said the United States believed that four principles should guide a global approach to solve the present world-wide food and energy crises.

    He said all countries must increase their production and pointed out that just to maintain the present standards of living by the turn of the century, total food production must almost double.

    He suggested that all counties seek to achieve a level of prices which provides an incentive to producers but also a level which consumers can afford.

    The President said all nations must avoid the abuse of man's fundamental needs for national of bloc advantages.

    Lastly he said all countries must be sure the poorest nations are not overwhelmed by rising prices of imports necessary for their survival.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB9Y5IQ01LPQWZIA5U9T7VBQ2R
    Media URN:
    VLVAB9Y5IQ01LPQWZIA5U9T7VBQ2R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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