UNITED NATIONS: US Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger told the United Nations today [Sept 24] that Washington was ready to use its influence towards a negotiated settlement to the Middle East conflict. He said that United States would spare no efforts towards world détente. … Making his first appearance in a UN forum and his first major address since he was sworn in … Dr. Kissinger said the Assembly must give urgent attention to “the growing threats to the world’s food supply”. The United States, he said, proposed “that a world food conference be organised under United Nations auspices… .” — News agencies

[Meanwhile, as reported by news agencies from Nairobi,] President Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya … called on delegates from 126 countries to increase efforts to solve the two-year-old world monetary problem. Speaking at a … ceremony opening the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Mr Kenyatta said all States had a common interest in curing the sickness of inflation and currency uncertainty. Developing countries in particular were badly hit by inflation in the industrial States, he pointed out.

Published in Dawn, September 25th, 2023

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