Notice to General Public and Reagan LIbrary Researchers on Closures


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Notice to NARA Researchers and FOIA Requestors

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of our staff.  As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal.  We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.  Read more on how NARA is addressing COVID-19 (coronavirus)

RESEARCHERS: Please see a "Letter to Researchers" from the Archivist of the United States for a further update.



Statement on Developing Country Issues To Be Discussed at the Williamsburg Economic Summit Conference in Virginia

May 28, 1983

As host for the summit meeting of industrialized nations at Williamsburg, I have been pleased to receive several communications from leaders of the developing nations, including Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India and President Belisario Betancur of Colombia, who wrote on behalf of other countries. They have expressed their concern about serious economic problems in developing countries and their hope that these problems will be discussed at this summit.

We meet here in Williamsburg in a spirit of common purpose with all free nations of the world and a common dedication to achieve sustained noninflationary growth and an improved international trading and financial system. We are mindful, in particular, of the circumstances and concerns of the poorest countries who need our cooperation most.

The concerns of the developing countries have been an integral part of the preparations for this meeting, and I look forward to a full discussion with my summit colleagues of both the problems and the opportunities that arise from the close interrelationships between the economies of the developing and industrialized nations.