ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 25, 1973
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(Studio) Soviet party leader Leonid Brezhnev and President Nixon issue joint statement at summit's close. Talks to improve Soviet-US relations around world except Middle East. Brezhnev leaves from Camp David, MD.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Andrews AFB) Full-fledged farewell ceremonies surprise for Brezhnev. [Vice President Spiro AGNEW - tells Brezhnev how honored American was to welcome him to country and wishes him safe and happy journey home.] Brezhnev's translator, Victor Sukhodrev, reports Brezhnev's farewell. [BREZHNEV - says American-Soviet relations to develop and gain strength. All the best till we meet again.] Brezhnev bds. plane for meeting with French President Georges Pompidou.
REPORTER: Bill Gill
(San Clemente, California) Henry Kissinger reports this summit 1st meeting between Russia and United States not held in shadow of major international crisis. Will mean continuing good will. Kissinger says 50% increase in bilateral trade, European force reductions, and less emphasis on Mideast are big breakthroughs for summit. Kissinger is asked if anything United States wanted to achieve but didn't. Kissinger says no.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel