“What are our essential interests overseas?”

26Nov13

 

‘Future of the UK in world affairs: Note of a meeting held in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 5 December 1957′

‘What are our essential interests overseas? The following suggestions (not in any order of prioritiy) were made: (i) maintenance of our position as a world power, (ii) the strength of sterling, (iii) ensuring continued United States participation in world affairs, (iv) the importance of our trade, (v) safeguarding our oil interests’.

National Archives, T234/768

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One Response to ““What are our essential interests overseas?””

  1. 1 Fatima

    So very true and not very surprisingly, not a lot has changed since 1957. Explains all the wars we keep getting involved in.


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