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Carter Trip / France / Belgium #254958

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 06, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's activities on foreign trip and return to United States noted. Efforts to get Mideast peace talks moving cited.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Brussels, Belgium) President's final mtgs. with French President Giscard and final ceremonies in France at Orly Airport described. Greeting ceremonies in Brussels and lunch with king and queen noted. Mtgs. at headquarters of European Econ. Community and of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) detailed. Discussions at each site reported; NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) allies' concern with regard to United States decisions on neutron bomb and cruise missile noted. Carter's announcement of intent to increase number of United States troops in Europe in next 18 mos. cited. [CARTER - says commitment is to peace, not war, but believes way to preserve peace and human rights of West allies is dependent upon military capability shown.]
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Carter's announcements of plans to increase number of F-111 fighter planes based in England and to increase defense spending noted. Pentagon estimate of 1979 defense budget, according to statement to reporter Ike Pappas, given. Carter campaign promises to contrary and secret government study, rpting. US probability in losing European war to USSR , cited. Expected effect of Carter mtgs. with Giscard on upcoming French elections and United States President's surprise for French pols. noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Paris, France) Report on Carter meeting with socialist leader Francois Mitterrand. [CARTER - is honored to meet with Mitterrand.] Mitterrand's remarks with regard to talks with Carter cited, as well as Carter's late arrival to bid farewell to Giscard. Details with regard to meaning of Carter meeting with socialist leader given.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) Special report on Carter trip noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Fenton, Tom;
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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