The President spent a long afternoon -- nearly four hours -- engaging in what appeared to be revolving door diplomacy in his 35th floor suite in the Waldorf Towers.
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Background: The President spent a long afternoon -- nearly four hours -- engaging in what appeared to be revolving door diplomacy in his 35th floor suite in the Waldorf Towers. His suite, incidentally, was next door to that of Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida who could not resist popping out of her doorway several times to watch the parade of distinguished diplomats in and out of the Presidential suite.
The Chief Executive received his eight guests -- seven Foreign Ministers and one Prime Minister -- in the sitting room of a suite with walls covered in gold brocade tapestry. There were potted palms around the room, deep beige rugs and an array of comfortable chairs, couchs and coffee tables.
Each visitor received about twenty minutes of the President's time.
From the meeting between the President and Maurice Schumann of France came word that French President Georges Pompidou had accepted a Nixon invitation to visit Washington. Pompidou was expected in the nation's capital in the latter part of next February.
Press Secretary Ronald Zeigler said the Middle East figured in several of the conversations, particularly in discussions with France, Great Britain and Jordan.