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DIR-1990-06-04


Doc Type: 
Directive
Date: 
1990-06-04
Author: 
Baker, James
Full Title: 
Washington Summit Briefing Points
Language Type: 
English
Pages: 
4

Immediately following the summit, the State Department sends these SECRET talking points to the Deputy Secretary, Lawrence Eagleburger, away from Washington in Paraguay. The cable notes that separate (and presumably more expansive) Presidential letters are being sent to U.S. embassies in NATO countries as well as in Warsaw, Prague, Berlin and Budapest. Here we see the basis for subsequent accounts claiming that the meeting “was essentially different from any previous U.S.-Soviet summit” – “beyond containment to an era of enduring cooperation.”