United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissigner, had a hectic day of meeting in?
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Background: United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissigner, had a hectic day of meeting in Brussels on Thursday (July 4) mainly briefing European allies on the United States - Soviet summit in Moscow. After a 45 minute meeting with M. Francoix - Xavier Grtoli, President of the Common Market Executive Commission, Dr. Kissigner told newsmen that relations between the Untied States and its European allies - for the past 10 months marked by bitterness - were rapidly improving.
Sir Christopher Soames, the EEC Commissioner responsible for external relations, who also took part in the talks, said afterwards: "It was quite evident both side thought there had been a considerable improvement in EEC - American relations over a year ago."
Later in the day Dr. Kissinger briefed ambassadors of the 15 NATO member states on the summit talks between President Nixon and Soviet Communist Party General Secretary, Leonid Brezhnev in keeping with the new NATO declaration of Atlantic principles.
The declaration signed by President Nixon and other alliance leaders in Brussels last week says member states must co-operate and consult on foreign policy initiatives.
SYNOPSIS: At Common Market headquarter sin Brussels on Thursday, Dr. Henry Kissinger had talks with Francoix - Xavier Ortoli President of the Common Market Executive Commission. It was just one in a hectic series of meetings for the U.S. Secretary of State on the American holiday of Independence Day.
Then on to NATO headquarters for a meeting with ambassador of the fifteen member states.
The main purpose of all the activity was to brief European allies on the Moscow Summit between President Nixon and Soviet party General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev.
This briefing was in keeping with the new NATO declaration of Atlantic principles.
On his way to Moscow, President Nixon signed an agreement with NATO members saying member states must co-operate and consult on foreign policy developments. Earlier Dr. Kissinger told newsmen, relations between the United States and its European allies - marked by bitterness in the last ten months - were rapidly improving.