U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger continued his Latin American tour on Wednesday (18?
GV INTERIOR Kissinger at news conference (2 shots)
SV Newsmen and Kissinger answering questions (2 shots)
GV PAN FROM Crowds TO Government House as Kissinger walks down steps, enters car and departs (4 shots)
CU INTERIOR Kissinger seated with Prime Minister Malconado during talks
SV Kissinger arriving at Foreign Ministry
SV Kissinger with FM de la Flor - seated during talks
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Background: U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger continued his Latin American tour on Wednesday (18 February) with a series of talks in the Peruvian capital of Lima.
He also held a new s conference and told reporters that non-aligned nations had tended to form rigid "confrontational blocs of their own in their bid to shield themselves from the pressure of world blocs".
"The variety of the world's nations is too great, and our common problems too urgent, for such outmoded practices," he said. "The only deepen our divisions and impair our mutual progress".
Dr. Kissinger described his talks with Prime Minister Malconado as constructive and useful. He said the United States sympathised with the aims of Peru's leftwing revolution, launched by the armed forces in 1968.
However, Foreign Minister de la Flor told Dr. Kissinger that he hoped the U.S. was moving away from what appeared to be a "negative attitude to the third world".
"You presence among us is itself an auspicious sign", he said.
The Peruvian leg of Dr. Kissinger's tour comes after a somewhat trouble visit to Venezuela, where student anti-U.S. demonstrations plagued the roving Secretary of State.
And, although he received a warm welcome on his arrival in Lima on Tuesday (17 February), there have already been isolated protest against him.
SYNOPSIS: U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger took time out from his official duties to hold a news conference in Lima on Wednesday. Dr. Kissinger is currently on the Peruvian leg of his Latin American tour, and is in Lima for a series of talks with senior government ministers. He told newsmen that non-aligned nations who tended to form rigid "confrontational blocs" were indulging in outmoded practices and impairing the world's progress. The news conference was just one of Dr. Kissinger's many tasks on Wednesday. After an official reception at Government House, later that afternoon, he moved to Prime Minister Jorge Fernandez Malconado's offices for discussions. Dr. Kissinger later described the talks as "constructive and useful".
He told the Peruvian Prime Minister that the United States sympathised with the aims of the leftwing revolution launched by the armed forces in 1968.
The next stop for the Secretary of State was the Peruvian Foreign Ministry, where he met with Foreign Minister Miguel Angel de la Flor. Senor de la Flor told him that he hoped the U.S. was moving away from what had appeared to be a "negative attitude to the third world".