64. Editorial Note

On June 20, 1968, Assistant Secretary of State Leddy and Ambassador Duda exchanged letters that made U.S. annuitants living in Czechoslovakia eligible for Social Security and other benefit payments. Leddy also informed Duda that the United States was considering liberalization of its trade controls as applied to Czechoslovakia and would be submitting new proposals on the gold issue. The Assistant Secretary handed the Ambassador a note outlining U.S. plans. The text with commentary was transmitted in telegram 188016 to Prague, June 21. (Department of State, Central Files, POL CZECH–US)