3.30pm MONDAY 21 JUNE


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PRIME

MINISTER

YOUR

INTERVIEW

3.30pm

WITH

MONDAY

DANISH,

21

SWEDISH

AND

NORWEGIAN

TELEVISION

JUNE

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interview

21 June be

for

Claus

Toksvig (Danish TV), Sune Kempe (Swedish TV) and Ole Kristen Harborg (Norwegian TV). The interview would be recorded entirely in English but would be broadcast with captions. It would be seen in Denmark and Sweden at 8 pm local time and probably at the same time in Norway. It would also be offered to Finland, Eurovision and the rest of the world. I have had a preliminary most

likely

that

the

discussion

interview

will

with

Claus

concentrate

on

Toksvig. the

It is

Falklands

and

in particular how the Prime Minister sees the future. It will go on to deal with British/Scandinavian relations, NATO (in particular the defence of NATO's North-Western flank - there could be Falklands implications on this point) and UK, domestic issues (the economy and an early election). There may be one or two questions concerning the Community but as this would only be of interest to Denmark, the interview

would

to receive of

questions

only

touch

from Claus he

and

very

Toksvig

his

briefly

on Thursday

colleagues

intend

on

this

subject.

a full rundown to

I expect

on the

line

pursue.

We see this interview as an opportunity to thank Norway and Denmark for their support over the Falklands; to explain our case and outline our thoughts for the future; to put over our Community point of view in Denmark; and generally to repair our relative neglect of this part of the world. The purpose of this letter is to advise you of the arrangements for the interview and to alert you to a requirement we will have for briefing material. As soon as I receive on Thursday the full line

2.

*Friday

of questions I will pass it to you. We will then require briefing, in the form of points to make, by mid-afternoon Friday. In the meantime you may also wish to inform the Posts concerned of this interview in order that they might have an opportunity to let us have by telegram, no later than mid-afternoon* any comments or points they

might

wish

the

Prime

Minister

to bear

in mind.

GJ1.ic1-7

IAN KYDD PRESS OFFICE

Gordon Johnston Esq News Department Foreign and Commonwealth Office