ABC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 22, 1981
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(Studio) Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo quoted at opening of North-S. summit in Cancun, Mexico.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Studio) Issues addressed by summit participants outlined; President Francois Mitterrand quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Cancun, Mexico) United States delegation noted late arriving for summit; films shown. [LOPEZ PORTILLO - (thru interpreter) cites disparity between North and South hemispheres.] Nigerian Prime Min. Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari's statement on boot-strap mentality noted; President Reagan's commitment to such foreign relationship policy reported [Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - questions productivity of global negotiations.] Possible implications of summit's 1st day considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson
(Cancun, Mexico) Reagan's apparent compromise in accepting principle of global negotiations discussed; films shown. Informal mtgs. between Zhao Ziyang, Algerian President Chadli Bendjedid, Indira Gandhi, Francois Mitterrand noted.
REPORTER: Pierre Salinger