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319. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Secretary of State Rogers 1

SUBJECT

  • Attendance of British Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary at Meeting of National Security Council

The President would like to have Prime Minister Wilson and Foreign Secretary Stewart attend the National Security Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday morning, January 28.2 This is intended to reciprocate for the President’s participation in the British Cabinet session at the time of his visit to London last year.

Would you please arrange to have the Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary informed about this part of the program for their visit. At this time, the President wishes to leave open whether there will be a “plenary” meeting with the British in addition to the NSC meeting or whether to continue his talks with Wilson privately after the NSC meeting.

Henry A. Kissinger
  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 726, Country Files—Europe, United Kingdom, Vol. II. Confidential. A handwritten note on the first page reads: “M/R 1/22—Mrs. Davis advises distribution to members of the NSC not required.”
  2. For the minutes of the meeting, see Document 29. Kissinger discussed the NSC session in White House Years, pp. 417–418.