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Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon, Washington, February 24, 1970

US Government State Department


Washington, February 24, 1970

Kissinger forwarded Secretary of State Rogers' report of his meeting with Major General Gowon, Chairman of the Supreme Military Council of Nigeria, and highlighted it in his covering memorandum. Rogers reported that relations with Nigeria had obviously been strained but Gowon sought to improve them and was pleased with the invitation to visit the United States. He believed the relief problem was under control. Rogers thought the Embassy should be given maximum flexibility to deal with the situation.

Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Kissinger Papers, Box CL 288, Memoranda to the President, Jan-Feb 1970, Feb 1970, Folder 3. Confidential; NODIS. Sent for information. The memorandum is a copy marked with an indication that Kissinger signed the original.

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