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President Ford / NATO Meeting / Brussels #37411

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 29, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford tells opening NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting in Brussels he won't withdraw any troops stationed in Europe unless mutual withdrawal negotiated with Warsaw Pact cntrys. United States remains true to its commitments to defend all West allies against attack.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Brussels, Belgium) President meets with several leaders today incling. Greek Prime Min. Constantine Caramanlis, Turkish Prime Min. Suleyman Demirel; Cyprus issue discussed. Most leaders present for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, incling. British Prime Min. Harold Wilson, Canada's Pierre Trudeau, Chancellor Helmut Schmidt of Germany; France's Giscard d'Estaing stays away.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) At end of day, President Ford holds 1 last meeting, with Giscard d'Estaing.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Brussels, Belgium) Earlier in evening, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger hints Ford., Giscard d'Estaing meeting might contain some unusually blunt language. [KISSINGER - says at NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) meeting President stressed need to preserve quality and integrity of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) on basis of unqualified participation.] Kissinger's remarks aimed at France, Turkey, Greece; explanation given.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Jarriel, Tom;
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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