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AWACS Sale / Cancun Summit #68606

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 23, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Cancun, Mexico) President Reagan's meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Fahd regarding AWACS sale examined; films shown. [REAGAN - declines comment on issue.] Possible implications of President's reticence considered. [REAGAN - comments on Senator fight.] Continue pressure from Saudis, French and others on United States to participate in World Bank fund established to deal with energy needs of underdeveloped ntns. discussed. [REAGAN - rejects global negotiations.] Divisiveness of group noted; question of Cancun summit's success considered.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) World Bank's analysis of Third World's poverty outlined; Tanzania President Julius Nyerere's assessment of situation quoted. Current disparity between North-S. hemispheres outlined on screen, discussed; underdeveloped ntns.' perception of Reagan cited.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter

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