Foreign Relations: Rumanian Welcome

In almost everything he discussed with the leaders of Asia, President Nixon found it necessary to deal in immediacies: a shooting war, changing alliances, a U.S. troop withdrawal that has already begun. By contrast, in Rumania the President had almost no major questions of the moment on his mind. As the first U.S. chief executive to visit a Communist nation since the cold war began, Nixon last week broke diplomatic ground just by arriving in Bucharest. "We seek normal relations with all countries, regardless of their domestic systems," the President assured Rumanian President Nicolae Ceausescu. The two leaders thus...

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