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    THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, MR. NIXON, HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE WHITE?

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    WHITE HOUSE; PRESSMEN; PRESIDENT NIXON. (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: NIXON: "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AS YOU WILL NOTE FROM THE RELEASE FROM THE PRESS OFFICE, I WILL LEAVE ON THE 23RD. OF THIS MONTH, FOR A TRIP TO EUROPE, THAT WILL TAKE ME TO BRUSSELS, TO LONDON, TO BERLIN AND BONN, TO ROME AND TO PARIS. I WILL BE ACCOMPANIED ON THE TRIP BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE MR. ROGERS AND BY MY ADVISER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS DR. KISSINGER. THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP I WILL DESCRIBE AS A WORKING TRIP RATHER THAN A PROTOCOL TRIP. I PLAN TO SEE, IN EACH OF THE COUNTRIES I VISIT, THE HEAD OF GOVERNMENT, AND IN ADDITION TO THAT I WILL HAVE A VISIT WITH MEMBERS OF OUR UNITED STATES DELEGATION IN PARIS, HEADED BY AMBASSADOR LODGE, AND WILL HAVE A MEETING WITH POPE PAUL IN ROME. IN BRUSSELS I WILL SEE LEADERS OF THE N.A.T.O. COMMUNITY."



    NIXON: "WHAT WE SEE NOW IS A NEW POLICY ON THE PART OF THE UNITED STATES IN ASSUMING THE INITIATIVE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO STAND BACK AND, RATHER, WAIT FOR SOMETHING ELSE TO HAPPEN."




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    Background: THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, MR. NIXON, HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE IN WASHINGTON YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) IN WHICH HE OUTLINED HIS IMMEDIATE FOREIGN PLANS - HIS TOUR OF EUROPE, AND A POSSIBLE SUMMIT MEETING WITH SOVIET LEADERS.

    THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT HIS PROPOSED WEEK-LONG TOUR OF EUROPE, STARTING ON FEBRUARY 23RD., WOULD HELP TO PREPARE FOR AN EVENTUAL SUMMIT. BUT HE EMPHASISED THAT HE TOOK "A DIM VIEW OF WHAT SOME HAVE CALLED INSTANT SUMMITRY", AND FELT SUCH MEETINGS SHOULD ALWAYS BE WELL PREPARED.

    PRESIDENT NIXON ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT THE UNITED STATES WAS ASSUMING THE INITIATIVE IN THE SEARCH FOR A PEACE SETTLEMENT IN THE MIDDLE EAST. "WE ARE NOT GOING TO STAND BACK AND WAIT FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN" HE TOLD HIS TELEVISED PRESS CONFERENCE.

    MAKING HIS FIRST FOREIGN TRIP JUST OVER A MONTH AFTER MOVING INTO THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT NIXON WILL VISIT BRUSSELS, LONDON, BONN AND WEST BERLIN, ROME AND PARIS TO HAVE "FACE TO FACE" MEETINGS WITH LEADERS. MR. NIXON WILL BE ACCOMPANIED ON THE TOUR BY SECRETARY OF STATE, WILLIAM P. ROGERS, AND DR. HENRY KISSINGER, HIS NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER.

    OUTLINING HIS IMMEDIATE PLANS PRESIDENT NIXON SAID.......

    REFERRING TO THE MIDDLE EAST, PRESIDENT NIXON SAID..........

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5Z3WU7JZY86T96ZIU5TJSXPSG
    Media URN:
    VLVA5Z3WU7JZY86T96ZIU5TJSXPSG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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