U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers, met China's Deputy Foreign Minister, Chiao Kuan-Hua in New?
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Background: U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers, met China's Deputy Foreign Minister, Chiao Kuan-Hua in New York on Thursday (October 5). Another prominent guests at a lobster and chicken dinner in Mr Roger's apartment, was Ambassador Huang-Hua and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations George Bush.
Mr Rogers remarked, "It went very well....It couldn't have been more pleasant.....It was useful."
Mr Rogers told reporters that at the table there was discussion of increasing trade contacts, and of improved mutual relations.
Before the dinner, Mr Rogers hosted a lunch for African and Arab foreign ministers, and heads of delegations at the U.S. mission to the United Nations.
The meeting between Mr Rogers and Chiao Kuan-Hua was the fist private meeting in the U.S. of high ranking officials of the two countries.
The People's Republic of China was admitted to the United Nations in October last year, almost exactly a year ago. U.S. President Nixon visited Peking in February this year.