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Visits abroad, 1976-12 - 1979-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEJ 1/10/44

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers on visits to places including: the United States Senate; Poland (for the Anglo-Polish Round Table Conference); Egypt; Romania; Iran; Southern Rhodesia [later Zimbabwe]; Japan and Korea; South Africa and Rhodesia; Somalia; Oman; China; France.

Correspondents include: Christopher Mallaby [Head of East European and Soviet Department, Foreign Office]; Lord Cranborne [later 7th Lord Salisbury]; Julian Ridsdale [Chairman of the British Japanese Parliamentary Group] on leading a Parliamentary delegation to Japan (4); [Arthur] Henry Brind, British Ambassador to the Somali Democratic Republic [later Somalia]; [?] Julian Critchley; Brian Crozier on a CERCLE [European-American Conservative organisation] meeting in Washington [United States] (2); Edward de Haan, British Embassy, Paris; Sir [John] Nicholas Henderson [British Ambassador to France]; Sir [Arthur] Michael Palliser, Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office; Humphrey Atkins [Opposition Chief Whip, later Lord Colnbrook].

Also includes: notes of JA's meetings with Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, and Kamal Hassan Ali, the Egyptian Minister of Defence, Oct 1979; transcript of a BBC interview with JA about his visit to Romania, Sept 1979; note by JA on his visit to Romania; rough notes of meetings in South Africa, mainly on the situation in Rhodesia; transcript of an interview with JA for the Rhodesian Broadcasting Corporation; minutes of meetings between David Owen, Foreign Secretary, John Graham [Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office] and Ndabaningi Sithole, President of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU), J M Gopo (African National Congress) and others, 1978; minutes of meetings with Mohamed Ziad Barre, President of the Somali Democratic Republic, and other Somali ministers, 1978; programmes for the Sultanate of Oman National Day Parade; diary of JA's visit to Washington], Nov 1977, for a CERCLE meeting, with talks on subjects including South Africa and Rhodesia and on the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT), including a talk with Henry Kissinger [former American Secretary of State]; rough notes on South Africa and Rhodesia, Aug 1977; report on a visit to Kenya by members of the Rhodesian National Farmers' Union; rough speech notes for a CERCLE meeting in Munich [Germany] on the threat from the Soviet Union; notes from JA's visit to China, Jan 1977, on Chinese foreign policy, defence and the general political scene, with notes of meetings with the Vice-Premier Li Hsien-Nien and the Foreign Minister, Huang Hua; briefing for visit to China.


  • Creation: 1976-12 - 1979-12


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The majority of the papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, though the constituency papers and some of the correspondence and political papers remain closed.


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Finding aid date

2011-09-20 13:56:54.587000+00:00

Repository Details

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