88. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Secretary of State Rogers, Washington, July 24, 1973.1 2
THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON
July 24, 1973
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
- Initiation of Negotiations with the GDR
The President has approved the steps recommended in your memorandum of June 26. Following the initial talks in August in East Berlin, the President wishes to have the opportunity to review those negotiations and your recommendations for the conduct of the final talks in September in Washington.
- Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 687, Country Files-Europe-Germany (BONN), Vol. XIII, Jan.-Sept. 1973. Confidential. Rogers’s June 26 memorandum to Nixon is Document 87. The United States and the German Democratic Republic formally established diplomatic relations on September 4, 1974.↩
- The President approved Rogers’s request to open negotiations with the German Democratic Republic on the establishment of diplomatic relations.↩