348. Editorial Note

President Richard Nixon and British Prime Minister Edward Heath met in Bermuda December 20–21, 1971, for discussions on a wide range of multilateral issues. On December 20, the two leaders dealt with decolonization, Great Britain’s relations with Europe, domestic politics, SALT, China, Japan, India-Pakistan relations, Vietnam, and domestic politics. Their December 21 talks focused on the Middle East and economic issues. Following these private discussions, a general session attended by Nixon and Heath and most of their senior foreign policy advisers continued a discussion of multilateral issues with a focus on China, the Middle East, India-Pakistan, relations with the Soviet Bloc, and Rhodesia. Issues related to relations with the European Economic Community also were discussed. Memoranda of conversation of these meetings are in the National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 950, VIP Visits, Heath Visit (Bermuda), and ibid., White House Special Files, President’s Office Files, Memos for the President.