The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr William Rogers, held talks in New York yesterday (Monday)?
GV & SV Waldorf Hotel
GV Gromyko & party arrive & towards building
SV Gromyko & Rogers (2 shots)
SV Gromyko (SOF)
SV Gromyko into car & away
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GROMKYO: "Gentlemen, we had very good dinner, then we had conversation. We touched in the course of conversation several subjects, including the Middle-East and Europe. We think conversation was useful.
REPORTER: Did you reach any agreement?
GROMYKO: Thank you, and goodbye, gentlemen."
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Background: The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr William Rogers, held talks in New York yesterday (Monday) with the Soviet Foreign Minister, Mr Andrei Gromyko. The meeting, which lasted nearly three hours, included discussions on the Middle-East situation and the two countries' views on Europe.
After the meeting, Mr Rogers announced that president Nixon will hold talks on Thursday with the Soviet Foreign Minister. He said the meeting with President Nixon was requested by Mr Gromyko.
Officials said later that Monday's meeting had produced no agreement on the Middle-East but possibly had improved the climate and climate and removed some existing misunderstandings.
Soon after his meeting with Mr Rogers, Mr Gromyko spoke briefly to reporters: