310. Editorial Note

President Richard Nixon visited the United Kingdom February 24–26, 1969, during his first official visit to Europe. He met with British Prime Minister Harold Wilson at the Prime Minister’s country residence Chequers on February 24. The two men held further discussions at 10 Downing Street on February 25. A meeting between the President and the British Cabinet also took place. (National Archives, RG 59, Executive Secretariat, Conference Files, 1949–72, CF 340) A summary cable from Secretary of State William Rogers is Document 311. For text of the President’s and Prime Minister’s public statements during the visit, see Public Papers: Nixon, 1969, 139–141, 144–147, 149–150. The Embassy in London reported on the impact of the President’s visit in telegram 1721 from London, March 4. (National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 726, Country Files—Europe, United Kingdom, Vol. I) Nixon treated the talks briefly in RN, pages 370–371. President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs Henry Kissinger dealt with the meetings in greater detail in White House Years, pages 86–96.