The World: Pleasing Results

Flying into Budapest in the course of an 18-day, ten-nation swing through Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers prepared for a meeting with Hungarian Party Boss Janos Kadar that briefers advised him would be courteous but cool. Instead, Rogers found that the Hungarians had literally and figuratively rolled out a red carpet for him. In a 75-minute session (it was scheduled for only a half-hour), Rogers and Kadar explored the prospects of increased trade and technological support for a Communist country whose relations with the U.S. since. World War II have been mostly acrimonious.


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