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Remarks at Gatwick Airport Upon Leaving for Italy.

June 30, 1963

Prime Minister:

I want to express our very warm thanks to you and to Lady Dorothy for the shelter you have given us during the last 24 hours. As usual, we were able to accomplish a good deal in this meeting because of the strong basis of understanding which has existed between our two countries and which has existed to my great satisfaction since the period of my incumbency.

The most important matter, of course, which occupies our attention, and which will continue to occupy our attention, is our common hope that the mission of Governor Harriman and Lord Hailsham will be successful. I think the progress that we made during our discussions in coming to an agreement on the instructions of our emissaries, I think made this meeting particularly useful.

So from public and personal grounds both, I wish to express our warmest thanks to you, and to tell you that we look forward to your visiting the United States next time around.

Note: In his opening words the President referred to Prime Minister Macmillan and his wife, Lady Dorothy.

John F. Kennedy, Remarks at Gatwick Airport Upon Leaving for Italy. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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