Secret White House Tapes

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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Gregorio Lopez Bravo Castro
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • White House photographer
April 11, 1973
Conversation No. 893-12

Date: April 11, 1973
Time: 11:51 am - 12:02 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Gregorio Lopez Bravo de Castro and Henry A. Kissinger. The White
House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting.

Greetings

President’s schedule

-US Congress

-Vetoes



Relations with Spain

-Friendship over the past four years

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Tape Subject Log

(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-12 (cont’d)

-President’s previous visit to Madrid
-Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon

Arrangements for photograph

[Photograph session]

Establishment of working group

-Crisis aversion

-European community
-Talks
-US Senate action

Spanish trade relations

-Rise in Spanish wealth


Spain’s role in Atlantic community
-Gen. Francisco Franco
-Spanish reaction to communism in Europe
-Security
-United States
-Legacy of the Spanish Civil War
-Current conditions in spain
-Improvements
-European involvement
-Geographically
-Economically
-Politically
-Update of US – Spain relations

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 11:51 am.

President’s schedule

-Meeting with Roger E. Shields


The unknown man left at an unknown time before 12:02 pm.

Spain’s role in the Atlantic community

-Practicality

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. February-2011)

Conversation No. 893-12 (cont’d)

-Franco

-Relations with US

-Relations with Europe

-President’s conversation with Edward R. G. Heath

-Great Britain relationship with Franco

-Domestic pressures

-France

-Legacy of the Spanish Civil War

-US relations with Japan

-Attack on Pearl Harbor

-Spain’s development

-Economic power

-Improving political landscape

-Working group
-Breakthrough

-President’s visit

-Europe


Morocco

Lebanon

Franco

-Health


Future visits to Spain

-Vacation


Lopez-Bravo and Kissinger left at 12:02 pm.
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