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Williamsburg Economy Summit #84521

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 26, 1983
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(Studio) President Reagan and Italian Prime Min. Amintore Fanfani noted holding pre-Williamsburg summit meeting at White House today; Reagan's praise of Italy's role in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) noted. Issue of relevancy of economy summits in general examined; 1975 summit in France recalled. [Gerald FORD - praises summit process.] International oil import ceilings recalled imposed at 1979 Tokyo summit. [Helmut SCHMIDT - believes summit pressure reduces threat of protectionism; praises personal relations developed at such gatherings.] [James CALLAGHAN - notes primary value of summits.] Extent of media coverage at summits and impact on international relations discussed. [SCHMIDT - advises against launching public relations war against friends at summits.] [FORD - hopes Williamsburg is more substantive and less pol. than others.] Criticism of summit process outlined. [Former French foreign min. Jean FRANCOIS-PONCET - notes dangers inherent in process.] [CALLAGHAN - comments.] Jimmy Carter shown at earlier mtgs.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter

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