The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, had brief talks on Rhodesia with?
The United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, had brief talks on Rhodesia with British Prime Minister, James Callaghan, in London on Thursday (5 August).
SYNOPSIS: The two men met at number 10 Downing Street and discussed British proposals for a solution to the Rhodesian independence dispute and how these could be translated into concrete terms. A statement issued after the meeting said Kissinger and Mr. Callaghan had agreed that further discussion on rhodesia would be necessary. The United States support Mr. Callaghan's proposals which call for an early transition to African majority rule based on elections within two years. These have been rejected by the white-minority government of premier, Ian Smith, which seized independence from Britain in November, 1965. Thursday's meeting was also attended by the U.S. Ambassador, Mrs. Anne Armstrong. It lasted three hours.
Dr. Kissinger left Downing Street to fly to Teheran. There he'll start a week-long tour which includes Afghanistan and Pakistan. He will also pay brief visits to France and Holland. Some observers say the tour could be one of Kissinger's last, depending on the U.S. Presidential election. Democratic candidate, Jimmy Carter, has said he will replace Kissinger.