The memorial service for Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira of Japan on Wednesday (9 July) in Tokyo, brought together representatives of about sixty-one countries.
GV INTERIOR President Jimmy Carter and Chinese Chairman Hua and Guofeng seated together with interpreters ZOOM INTO CU Mr. Carter PAN TO Mr. Hua
CU Mr. Carter and mr. Hua (2 shots)
GV PAN U.S. Secretary of State, Edmund Muskie, White House Security Adviser Zhingniew Brzezinski and Chinese Foreign Minister Han Nian Long
GV Mr. Carter and Mr. Hua, ZOOM INTO CU Mr. Hua
GV Mr. Carter shaking hands with representatives
CU Mr. Carter speaking (2 shots)
CARTER: "We believe that this new development is conducive to peace to stability and to progress throughout the Asian region of the world. We also see it as a means by which we can share long-ranged strategic concerns, to minimise the threat of the Soviet military build-up, which is exemplified most vividly by their unwarranted invasion of........Afghanistan, and their support of the Vietnamese invasion of Kampuchea. We believe that this new relationship, however, should not be used by either our country, or Japan, with China against the Soviet Union. We should not combine our efforts against another nation, but we should combine our efforts to maintain peace, and the freedom of each country to make its own decisions, free of outside interference, and certainly free of an invasion."
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Background: The memorial service for Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira of Japan on Wednesday (9 July) in Tokyo, brought together representatives of about sixty-one countries. It also produced the first personal meeting between U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Chinese Chairman Hua Guofeng. The two leaders held talks on Thursday (10 July) in Tokyo hotel.
SYNOPSIS: The two statesmen met privately for the first few minutes and the White House spokesman said they were in general agreement on the subjects they discussed. In particular, they agreed that relations between their two countries were developing and expanding.
The meeting lasted eighty minutes and the leaders were joined by U.S. Secretary of State, Edmund Muskie, National Security Adviser Mr. Brzezinski and Chinese Foreign Minister Han Nian Long.
The leaders agreed that an exchange of visits originally intended for this year, should take place after the U.S. Presidential elections in November. Before his meeting with Chairman Hua, Mr. Carter spoke the closer cooperation developing between Japan, China and the U.S.