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Bush: arms control, economy top Reagan agenda in Europe

Vice-President George Bush, in a Monitor interview June 4, said President Reagan will emphasize ''two things'' on his European trip to make it a success.

''One, a great deal more understanding about the economic program in this country--what he is trying to do. Because there still is some . . . misunderstanding abroad about our approach to the economy.

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''And the second thing he will do is to clearly state and, thus, convince the European leaders and those of Japan and Canada how he feels about this arms issue--the need to stay strong, the need to negotiate, the need to reduce nuclear weapons. And I think there is quite a bit of understanding about it among these leaders. But it needs emphasis. And the President will give it that emphasis.''

The vice-president said people who have tried to portray Mr. Reagan as ''a man of war instead of peace'' will understand that ''he wants an arms reduction.''

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