The Canadian Press

1981-07-21 | Western-Summit

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The western summit leaders' final communiqué was a document of compromises. Canadian Press reporter John McKay had this report.

Date: 1981-07-21
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 56 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << weighing down the wide differences of opinion over economic policy the seven summit leaders of the choir they will give the highest priority to working together to combat unemployment and inflation in a draft copy of their final communique the summiteers pledged also to offer a helping hand to the world's poorest countries giving qualified support the idea of global negotiations at the U. N. on a new deal for the third world Canada is hailing this agreement as a major concession from the Reagan administration US authorities insist that Washington has been deeply committed to the north south dialogue all along compromise was the order of the day is the seven agreed to work to maintain a military superiority over the Soviet bloc yet not to close the doors to trade or disarmament talks with the Russians a communique also commits them to tackling the link problems of unemployment and inflation while taking into account the effects on others of the policy to be pursued a reference too impatient shown over higher US interest rates John McKay at the summit in on a walk >>

Clip ID: 19810721CPCN002