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    A CBC programme when the British Minister was questioned by three correspondents.

    Topics covered included: Reason for visit to United States - to discuss foreign policy. Visit to Canada to have talks with Commonwealth partners. Discuss trade imbalance between Canada and the United Kingdom, and how to enter the Canadian market and cater for Canadian needs. Common market issue not live at this time, but in the opportunity to enter the market does recur then Britain would have to consider it in the light of present or current circumstances.

    Mentions visit to Washington to see President Johnson, discussions around EAST-WEST relations, the Kennedy around, areas of agreement with U.S.S.R. about disarmament, and the maintenance of peace and order throughout the world.

    Trade with Cuba and difference between U.S. policy and British in this respect. Britain does not believe that economic sanctions achieve the desired end. The more comfortable the Communists are the less likely are they to be aggressive. Disagreement also between the U.S. and Britain over the question of Communist China. Britain's position is that as long as one does not sell strategic weapons to Communist countries, ordinary trade is legitimate.

    Cyprus situation. Close to achieving an international force,

    East African problems.

    British military resources. Home maintains army is efficient but could do with more recruits.

    Discusses talks at U.N. and Geneva on freeze of nuclear weapons.

    Kennedy round talks. Object to try and reduce traffic all round.

    Situation in South America. Britain's interest is one of concern.

    Election is Britain. The campaign and the Conservative programme.

    Question. Can Britain afford to keep up the posture and reality of a world power?

    Yes. Try to exercise her influence on the side of stability and order.

    U.S. in Panama - United States' own business.


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