Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Saturday, June 15. 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -11 TRUDEAU SHARP NIXON KISSINGER CALLAGHAN New NATO document in the works By JOHN HAY OTTAWA (CP) After a year of start-stop negotiations, the 15 members of NATO have achieved virtual agreement on a new statement of alliance purposes. Canadian officials said Friday. An external affairs depart- ment spokesman said NATO Secretary-General Joseph Luns has invited Prime Minister Trudeau, External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and their counterparts from the other member states to sign the document in Brussels June 26. He said either Mr Sharp or Mr. Trudeau would attend if possible in the midst of the campaign for the July 8 elec- tion. A spokesman for Mr Trudeau said the timing is "rather but no decision has been made. Officials said the document, to be approved at the NATO foreign ministers' meeting opening here Tuesday, "is not intended to break new ground" in the organization's thinking Instead, it will "restate the perpetual truth in up-to-date tf-rms." Reports from Washington indicated that President Nixon will attend the signing of the document, on which only minor details remain to be settled before approval It is said to reaffirm the de- fence aims of the alliance and the value of consultation among alliance members. A Canadian official also said Washington and European members have agreed on language referring to the proper European role in NATO. The statement probably will be the leading result of the two-day meeting, which marks the 25th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Talks on the subject were first prompted by a call from State Secretary Henry Kissin- ger in April. 1973, for a "new Atlantic charter" amid signs of growing dissension between European NATO members and the United States By last fall, the Europeans had proposed two one on NATO, the other on U S European relations But last March, officials say. negotiations on the NATO document were abandoned in disagreement. Only when the 25th anniversary meeting was set for Ottawa the following month did the members successfully resume the talks. The paper is an attempt to come to grips with increased European pressures for more say in an alliance where U.S. power has predominated. It also stems from Washington's determination to have a prosperous Europe pay a bigger share of the cost of defending itself Next week's meeting will also include discussions of NATO's approach to detente with the Soviet bloc and progress at the continuing conferences on European security and co-operation and on mutual force reductions by NATO and the Warsaw pact But no new approaches to those conferences will emerge from the meeting, officials said. Mr. Kissinger is expected to brief the other get their Presi- dent Nixon's scheduled trip to Moscow later this month, and on the latest Middle East developments, including the truce agreement between Israel and Syria. The conference, and one-to- one meetings outside the conference room, will also be a get-acquainted session. Six of the 15 delegations represent governments formed in the last six months The opening session of the meeting in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill, including speeches by Prime Minister Trudeau, NATO Secretary-General Joseph Luns and current NATO chairman James Callaghan, will be broadcast live on CBC French and English tele- vision networks Tuesday morning The ministers will then go into closed sessions until Wednesday afternoon. Need a Country lephone? Tell us....now! Call AGT now about phone service for your acreage, summer cottage, farm or rural business. All oul-oMown phone Imes now are underground cable. New lines tnusi he buried belore wmler. This means that you and AGT must plan well ahead. So 1or counlry telephone service Ihis year, call AGT now and tell them when you wed it Call your local AGT business office Keeps you in touch wherever you are EARLY WEEK SPECIALS Taste Tell in Tomato Sauce 28 II. oz. tin Tomato Juice 9 Tnuin Panada Fanru Jfl fl tin Town House Canada Fancy <48 fl. oz. tin Pineapple Taste Tells Sliced. Crushed. Tidbit 14 fl. oz. tins Manor House Assorted Flavors Ice Cream Snow Star Assorted Flavors. 6 pt. ctn. 1 49 Fresh Bread Skylark Sandwich. White or Brown Sliced. 20 oz. net wt. loaf 379 Jelly Pdrs. Empress Assorted Flavors. 3 oz. net wl.pki...................... R MANY MORE IN STORE GROCERY SPECIALS Effective June We reserve the right to limit quantities X'jjHJiX Copyright. 1960 Canada Safeway Limited.