HC Deb 05 July 1978 vol 953 cc193-4W

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his recent visit to the United States of America.

The Prime Minister

I visited the United States from 24th to 27th June.

At the invitation of the organising committee for the Hubert Humphrey Memorial Award, I delivered a speech on foreign affairs at a dinner in New York on 26th June. A copy of the speech has been placed in the Library of the House.

I took the opportunity of my visit to meet and exchange views with President Carter. The subjects covered during our wide-ranging discussions included the Bonn summit, particularly the question of aid and the multilateral trade negotiations, energy, East-West relations including SALT and the comprehensive test ban treaty, and Africa, with particular reference to Rhodesia.

In addition, I held meetings with some leading figures from the United States aerospace industry to inform myself about their plans.