The new United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, was the host at a?
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SCU Kissinger welcomes Chinese representative
SCU Ghanaian representative welcomed
SCU Austrian representatives welcomed
SCU Mr. Riad welcomed
SCU Representatives from Upper Volta welcomed
SCU Mr. Riad welcomed by Dr. Kissinger
CU Senator Fulbright
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Background: The new United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, was the host at a formal dinner on Thursday (4 October) in honour of the United Nations Diplomatic Corps. Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the guests at the black tie affair were the heads of almost all delegations at the General Assembly, members of the U.N. Secretariat, State Department and United States delegation officials, members of Congress and prominent United States personalities. The guest list was headed by the Prime Minister of Mauritania and included several Foreign Ministers who were serving as Chairmen of their delegations.
The Congressional party was led by Senators Mansfield, Fulbright, Javits and McGee. The other guests represented a wide cross-section of American public life: they included Governor Rockefeller and Mayor Lindsay of New York, the Chairmen of the United Artists Corporation and Pepsi Cola, professors at Columbia and Harvard Universities, newspaper proprietors and editors, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Kaye and Dr. Kissinger's own parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kissinger.
Since the General Assembly reconvened last month, Dr. Kissinger has been involved in an intensive round of meetings -- both public and private -- with diplomats from most of the 135 member nations. Only six member States were not represented at the dinner: three declined, and the others have no diplomatic relations with the United States.
SYNOPSIS: The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York City was the ??? on Thursday of a major diplem??? reception. The invitation list extended to several hundred guests.
The host was Dr. Henry Kissinger, the new United States Secretary of State. He was giving the dinner in honour of the United Nations Diplomatic Corps. It was one of the largest of the round of receptions given by the various legations since the General Assembly reconvened in September. And the guest list was not confined only to diplomats.
Among the early arrivals at the Museum were the Secretary of State's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kissinger.
There was a warm greeting for the representatives of The People's Republic of China, Mr. Hung Hua and Mrs. Ho Li-liang. Dr. Kissinger, who engineered President Nixon's visit to Peking last year will himself spend three days in China at the end of this month. The guests from Ghana were led by the Commissioner for Foreign Affairs Mr. Kwameh Baah. And the Austrians, too, were led by their Foreign Minister, Dr. Rudolph Kirchschlaeger.
Foreign Minister Mr. Joseph Conombo led the Upper Volta guests.
The Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, Mr. Mohmoud Riad, was warmly received. Senator William Fulbright was one of many prominent American guests. The dinner was boycotted by the ministers from Libya, Iraq and Syria. Albania, East Germany and Cuba were not invited, as they have no diplomatic ties with the United States.