British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home and U.S. President Lyndon Johnson have moved toward firm?
Sir Alec's car arrives at White House
Home greeted by Butler and both go into White House
Home and Gore in White House
Photographers shoot Home and Gore
LS Home and Gore
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Background: British Prime Minister Sir Alec Douglas-Home and U.S. President Lyndon Johnson have moved toward firm support of each other's interests in Southeast Asia. The President and the Prime Minister, as was expected, differed strongly on Britain's trade with Cuba.
The two men held private talks during the morning shortly after Sir Alec's arrival, and then met again at the White House late in the afternoon. At the afternoon meeting, the two heads of state spent fifteen minutes alone and then moved into the cabinet room for a larger meeting with their top advisors of about an hour and a quarter duration. Sir Alec was accompanied by British Ambassador David Ormsby-Gore when he arrived.
Members of both delegations emphasized that the first day of talks was primarily for get-acquainted purposes, since Mr. Johnson and Sir Alec did not know each other well. In their discussions, they apparently agreed to strongly resist the Viet Cong guerrillas in Vietnam and to support the new country of Malaysia against Indonesia. They reviewed recent negotiations with the Soviet Union and discussed the situation in Cyprus. On Thursday, the two men were expected to spend considerable time on a detailed review of forthcoming world-wide tariff negotiations and on further discussions of Cyprus.