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Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Pickering) to the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Scowcroft), Washington, September 11, 1973

US Government State Department


Washington, September 11, 1973

Pickering explained that difficulties in arranging a meeting between President Nixon and Chairman GOWON may have been contrived by Nigerian officials for their own purposes, and recommended that every consideration by given to Nixon's receiving GOWON on October 6.

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, POL 7 Nigeria. Confidential. Drafted by John Loughran and Alan McKee (AF/W), redrafted by George Ward, cleared by Rudolf Aggrey (AF/W) and Ross. The three attachments were attached, but are not published.

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