240. Notes of Meeting1

Notes of the President’s Luncheon Meeting with Secretary Rusk, Secretary McNamara, Walt Rostow and George Christian, July 25, 1967, in the Mansion The President read several memoranda which Secretary Rusk brought with him to the meeting.2

The President asked what this country was going to do about Indonesia. Mr. Rostow said that a meeting would be held on this problem tomorrow.3 Secretary Rusk said that $200 million was planned within the consortium. Mr. Rostow said Indonesia is going through a typical readjustment period. He said there was a need for basic transportation and communication facilities. Secretary Rusk then discussed [Page 515]foreign assistance. He said the Foreign Relations Committee would be asked to specify which countries it would eliminate if there is a cut back in foreign assistance funds.

[Here follows discussion unrelated to Indonesia.]

  1. Source: Johnson Library, Tom Johnson’s Notes of Meetings, 7/25/67. Top Secret; Eyes Only. The time of the meeting is from the President’s Daily Diary. (Ibid.)
  2. Not further identified.
  3. No record of this meeting has been found.