Mr. Lyndon Johnson, Vice-President of the United States, in Paris on a special mission from?
Mr. Lyndon Johnson, Vice-President of the United States, in Paris on a special mission from President Kennedy after attending the independence celebrations in Senegal, spoke April 6, to delegates from member-countries at SHAPE - Supreme Headquarters , Allied Powers in Europe - on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of its foundation.
He took the opportunity to make a forthright reaffirmation of American faith and intentions in the Atlantic alliance and gave an exposition of what, with fuller cooperation and sacrifices, the community could achieve.
Making a departure from his prepared speech, Mr. Johnson said that he had just come from Geneva where America was striving for a nuclear tests ban treaty. Pledging his country's best efforts to obtain a sound and effective treaty he said (SOF) :
On the controversial question of Nato's nuclear armaments, Mr. Johnson confined himself to saying that an "effective nuclear capability" was needed and that the United States was ready to consult closely with all members of the alliance on the ways and means of "maintaining this capability in the future".
Before leaving Paris, the American Vice-President will have discussions with M.Debre, the French Prime Minister