300. Briefing Memorandum From the Deputy Secretary of State (Robinson) to Secretary of State Kissinger1 2[Page 1]
- Nine-Point Action Plan for International Aid to Zaire
We have drawn up and have commenced initiation of the attached nine-point action plan for mobilizing broad international economic assistance for Zaire. This plan is adapted largely from an excellent memorandum prepared by AF and EB. I have also added several specifics, including measures to increase copper and agricultural production.
The action plan fixes responsibilities for each step. I am asking Schaufele to assume overall management responsibility, in consultation with E, T, EB and AID, with Bill Rogers to arrange for periodic reviews of progress and problems.[Page 2]
- Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Policy Files, 1976, P760106–0299. Confidential. Copies were sent to E, AID, T, and AF. The memorandum was drafted by Rutherford M. Poats (D) on June 18. The Action Plan was drafted by Poats, and by Thompson R. Buchanan and Edward Marks (AF/C); and cleared in E, T, AF, and EB/OMA.↩
- In response to Kissinger’s request in the staff meeting of June 17, Robinson transmitted a nine-point action plan for international aid to Zaire.↩