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Transcript of Telephone Conversation, Washington, January 14, 1970, 5:40 p.m.

US Government State Department


January 14, 1970, 5:40 p.m.

In a conversation with Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Kissinger, President Nixon approved Secretary of State Rogers' proposed trip to Lagos but believed he had to be strong with Major General Gowon, Chairman of the Supreme Military Council of Nigeria. The President emphasized that Rogers should stress U.S. interest in humanitarian concerns.

Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Kissinger Papers, Box 361, Telephone Conversations, Chronological File, 3-14 Jan 1970. No classification marking.

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