Dr. Henry Kissinger, the United States Secretary of State, began talks in London on Tuesday?
Dr. Henry Kissinger, the United States Secretary of State, began talks in London on Tuesday (26 February) with British Ministers on the Arab-Israeli problem and the world oil crisis, before flying to Damascus on his third Middle East peace mission.
Dr. Kissinger's first call was the Foreign Office where he met the British Foreign Secretary Sir Alec Douglas-Home to discuss prospects for an Arab-Israeli settlement and further sessions of the Geneva peace talks. The British Energy Secretary, Lord Carrington, also joined in part of the meeting to review developments concerning the conference of major oil consumer nations which the three leaders attended in Washington a fortnight ago.
Later in the day the British Prime Minister, Mr. Heath, was to have a meeting with Dr. Kissinger. Mr. Heath told reporters that they would discuss the follow up work of the Washington conference at which France was the only European Common Market partner which did not agree to establish a co-ordinating group to prepare for meetings of consumer and oil producer states.