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Oil Consumers' Conference / Washington, DC #30091

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 12, 1974
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(Studio) 13 oil-consuming cntrys. continue energy conference in DC.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger proposes oil-consuming cntrys. coordinate to prepare for future meeting with oil producers; France adamantly opposes such a move. European cntrys. meet privately to try and work out rift; all cntrys. support United States proposal except France. [W. German finance minister Helmut SCHMIDT - says relationship between European cntrys. and United States vital. West Germany doesn't like sticky situation now existing.] Permanent rupture between France and other European Common Mkt. cntrys. may be forthcoming. French foreign minister Michel Jobert meets with Kissinger privately, but no progress made.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Koppel, Ted;
Smith, Howard K.

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