Foreign Relations: Planting the Seed

How much, if any, benefit is gained by all those official U.S. good-will trips abroad? The answer is rarely to be found in the present—in dramatic diplomatic coups, in visible switches of sentiment among the people or leaders of foreign lands. But sometimes—just sometimes—the seeds of future understanding can be planted. That was Vice President Lyndon Johnson's aim as he neared the end of his 27-week journey through six countries.

Thus, while conferring with Premier Ismet Inonu in Turkey, he expressed U.S.

satisfaction with Turkey's steps toward a true parliamentary form of government.

He assured Inonu that the U.S. would continue its...

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