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Conversation: 037-049

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Start Date: Sunday, March 4, 1973 4:50 PM

End Date: Sunday, March 4, 1973 4:59 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

037-049.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 4, 1973, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone from 11:50 am to 11:59 am. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 037-049 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 37-49

Date: March 4, 1973
Time: 11:50 am-11:59 am
Location: White House Telephone
                                              - 35 -

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. Sept-09)

                                                               Conversation No. 37-49 (cont’d)


The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

       Kissinger's dinner with China correspondents
              -President’s telegram
              -President’s trip to the People’s Republic of China [?] [PRC]
                      -Nostalgia
                      -Moscow summit 1972
              -Attendees
              -Kissinger’s remarks

       President's conversation with William P. Rogers
              -Sudan hostages
                      -Return of bodies
                              -Belgian diplomat
              -President's visit to the State Department
                      -Sympathy
                      -Support of diplomats
              -US policy on ransom
                      -Survey of Foreign Service
                              -Voluntary service
       Vietnam Settlement
              -Prisoners of War [POWs] release
                      -Film
                      -Public statements
                      -Prisoners held by Viet Cong
                              -Prisoners held in Hanoi
                              -Treatment
              -Rogers’ support
                      -Involvement in POW release
                      -Credit

       Monetary Policy
             -Europeans
             -Japanese reaction
                     -Kakeui Tanaka
                            -Gratitude
                                     - 36 -

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. Sept-09)

                                                       Conversation No. 37-49 (cont’d)


                       -Emissary
       -Europeans
             -Effect of US–Japan relations
             -Effect on Britain
                       -Willy Brandt
                       -Wire
                       -[Earl of Cromer] George R.S. Baring
             -US position
       -Convertibility
             -Arthur F. Burns's views
             -US responsibility
       -Europeans' choices
             -Economic summit
             -US strategy
             -Brandt
             -Britain
                       -Nuclear cooperation
                       -Britain-Europe relations
             -Unilateral versus bilateral actions
             -Brandt

President's schedule
       -Camp David

Kissinger's schedule
       -Nuclear treaty with Britain
               -Arrival of Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
       -Meeting with the Earl of Cromer
               -Message from Brandt
               -Currency issue
                      -European integration

President's schedule
       -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
       -State Department dinner
               -Diplomatic Corps
                                             - 37 -

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Sept-09)

                                                         Conversation No. 37-49 (cont’d)


                     -Timing

       President's meeting with Nancy S. Maginnes
              -Support for President
                      -Maginnes’ view of newsmen