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France / Bush Visit #72306

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 24, 1981
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(Studio) Vice President George Bush reported visiting France; recent announcement there re: inclusion of Communists in cabinet recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Paris, France) Bush's meeting with President Francois Mitterrand discussed; films shown. [BUSH - acknowledges allies' right to determine own government; expresses concern over Communist participation.] Bush's later meeting with Prime Min. Pierre Mauroy mentioned.
REPORTER: Doreen Kays

(DC) President Reagan said assured that Communists in Mitterrand's government will be denied access to government secrets; concern over timing of Bush's visit discussed. Situation in Italy with regard to Communist coalition considered; continuing United States concern over repercussions elsewhere in Europe mentioned.
REPORTER: John Scali

(Studio) Reaction of other West European ntns. to inclusion of Communists in French cabinet examined; Chancellor Helmut Schmidt quoted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Kays, Doreen;
Scali, John

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