151. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Members of the International Food Review Group, Washington, November 12, 1974.1 2

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November 12, 1974

The Secretary of the Treasury
The Secretary of Agriculture
The Deputy Secretary of State
Director, Office of Management and Budget
The Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors

The President’s Special Representative for Trade Negotiations
Executive Director, Economic Policy Board
Executive Director, Council on International Economic Policy

SUBJECT: Follow-Up Group to World Food Conference

The President has directed that an International Food Review Group, comprising the addressees of this memorandum, be established to coordinate the implementation of United States’ decisions and initiatives stemming from the World Food Conference. It should, as appropriate, make recommendations on further actions to be taken to implement the measures announced at the Conference. The Secretary of State and the Secretary of Agriculture are to be Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

The Group should coordinate its recommendations, as they relate to U.S. agriculture and trade policy, with the Executive Committee of the President’s Economic Policy Board.

The International Food Review Group should create a working group chaired by the representative of the Secretary of State with the representative of the Secretary of Agriculture as Vice Chairman. Other members of the working group should include representatives of the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, the Executive Director of the Council on International Economic Policy, the President’s Special Representative for Trade Negotiations and other agencies as appropriate. The working group should coordinate its activities with U.S. Government efforts in multilateral trade negotiations.

Henry A. Kissinger

  1. Source: Ford Library, Seidman Files, Box 68, Food—International Food Review Group. No classification marking.
  2. Ford directed the creation of an International Food Review Group to coordinate the U.S. government response to initiatives arising out of the World Food Conference.