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Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday,

March 11, 1977

The following listing includes the President's daily schedule and other items of general interest as announced by the White House Press Office during the period covered by this issue. Events and announcements printed elsewhere in the issue are not included.

March 5

The President met at the White House with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

The President met at the White House with Chief Gatsha Buthelezi, chief executive councilor of the Kwa-Zulu, an enclave in Natal Province and one of South Africa's eight tribal homelands.

March 7

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--the Cabinet;

--Vice President Walter F. Mondale;

--W. Averell Harriman;

--Vice President Mondale, Adm. Stansfield Turner, Director-designate of Central Intelligence, and Dr. Brzezinski.

March 8

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--the Democratic congressional leadership;

--Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel;

--Dr. Arthur F. Burns, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and Vice President Mondale;

--Representative James C. Wright, Jr., of Texas and a group of independent oil company executives who had been meeting with Assistant to the President James R. Schlesinger to discuss development of a national energy policy;

--Willy Brandt, Chairman of the German Social Democratic Party;

--Lt. Gen. J. W. Morris, Chief of Engineers, Department of the Army;

--Bert Lance, Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

The White House announced that at the invitation of British Prime Minister, James Callaghan, the heads of state and government of Canada, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States will meet at 10 Downing Street, London, on May 7 and 8 to discuss problems facing both developed and developing nations.

March 9

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--a group of Senators and Congressmen to discuss foreign assistance legislation;

--Pak Tong-chin, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, to discuss security issues, including the proposed withdrawal of American ground forces from Korea, and the human rights situation.

The President announced the designation of Edward D. Re as Chief Judge of the United States Customs Court.

The President acknowledged the retirement of William H. Becker as a United States District Judge for the Western District of Missouri, effective February 8. Judge Becker will assume the status of Senior Judge and continue to be available for assignment.

March 10

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--a group of Senators and Congressmen to discuss the review procedures on water resource projects;

--senior White House staff members;

--Mr. Lance and James T. McIntyre, Deputy Director-designate of the Office of Management and Budget;

--Admiral Turner and Dr. Brzezinski;

--Adm. Maurice Weisner, Commander, Pacific Forces, and Secretary of Defense Harold Brown.

March 11

The President had breakfast at the White House with John B. Shanklin. Mr. Shanklin, who works at the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel in Washington, first met Mr. Carter in 1974, and it was agreed that they would have breakfast at the White House if Mr. Carter became President.

The President met at the White House with:

--Dr. Brzezinski;

--Mr. Lance;

--Prime Minister Callaghan of Great Britain;

--Spencer W. Kimball, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Representatives Gunn McKay of Utah and Jim Santini of Nevada.

Jimmy Carter, Digest of Other White House Announcements Week Ending Friday, Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243016

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