British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, was greeted by American Secretary of State, Christian Herter, as he arrived Mar 26 by R.
LV Picket outside White House.
SV Sign "Andrews Airforce Base".
GV Soldiers in line on air base.
LV Plane taxies in.
SV Macmillan off plane, greeted by Mr. Herter.
CU Macmillan talks.."I don't think I would...."
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQUENCE 8): Macmillan: "I don't think I would give away any secrets if I said that both the President and I find that we can work in a practical way through these talks together. That is why I was very glad that the President invited me to Washington for these latest of our series of meetings. We have, after all, to take a joint decision about the next phase in the negotiations at Geneva. There it seems to me quite a good idea that we try to take it jointly. After all, what happens in these negotiations may - indeed must - affect the whole future of mankind on earth."
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Background: British Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, was greeted by American Secretary of State, Christian Herter, as he arrived Mar 26 by R.A.F. Comet at Andrews Airforce Base, Washington, U.S.A. for nuclear-test talks with President Eisenhower. Speaking in reply to Mr Herter's welcome. he said:
As Premier Macmillan arrived at the British Ambassador's Residence, where he is to stay, pickets outside White House displayed banners reading - "Macmillan go home."
Prospects for the talks - at Camp David, Maryland - were improved on the eve of the Premier's visit, as the Eisenhower administration had reached a compromise decision on Russian proposals for a ban on nuclear tests. The U.S. Government is apparently willing to agree to a moratorium on small tests if for a shorter period than the 4 or 5 years suggested by the Russians. It is hoped also that Moscow agrees to a reasonable number of 'o???-site' inspections of suspected nuclear explosions.
Premier Macmillan will not only discuss the test ban issue. He has suggested to President Eisenhower that he wants to discuss strategy at forthcoming Summit talks, and hopes to gain a clearer idea of what the President wants to achieve - especially regarding Berlin.