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Nigeria: Security, Briefing book, Balewa visit, September 1961

Nigeria: Security, Briefing book, Balewa visit, September 1961
1 January 1956-24 July 1961
138 digital pages, including two pages not published due to security concerns
This folder contains a briefing book compiled in preparation for Nigerian Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa's visit to the United States, which includes an itinerary, a description of administrative arrangements, suggested public statements, biographical information on Prime Minister Balewa, and talking papers on disarmament, international politics, increased African representation to the United Nations, and American economic aid to Nigeria.
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
JFKPOF-122a-008
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Countries. Nigeria: Security, Briefing book, Balewa visit, September 1961
The Countries series contains State Department cables, reports and memoranda, and similar documents from the White House staff and from other agencies concerning U.S. relations with foreign countries. There is a great deal of material on the more formal aspects of these relations, including letters of credence and recall of ambassadors, arrangements by the Office of Protocol for visits of state, and briefing materials for President Kennedy's visits with foreign dignitaries in Washington and abroad. The Countries series is not a complete record of U.S. foreign policy for the Kennedy Administration, nor is it a complete record of the President's participation in the formulation and execution of that policy. The Countries series is arranged alphabetically by the name of each country and within each country subseries the arrangement is usually chronological. In some cases an original distinction between "Security" folders (containing classified material) and the rest of the subseries has been maintained. In some cases the material has been further divided into topical sub-subseries such as material relating to the Vienna meeting between Kennedy and Khrushchev. At the end of the Countries series is a small subseries of briefing material prepared for President Kennedy in the spring of 1963, detailing the background and giving performance estimates of foreign ambassadors accredited to Washington. (A parallel book on U.S. representatives abroad is found in the State subseries of the Departments and Agencies series.) Some filing oddities such as "Antarctica," "Puerto Rico," and "Ismali Moslem Sect" have been retained, although "Scotland" has been merged into the "United Kingdom" subseries. Researchers should also refer to the CO series of the White House Central Subject Files and, as they become declassified and opened, the National Security Files. Oral History interviews with U.S. ambassadors and foreign dignitaries are another rich source available in the Kennedy Library.
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