The Diplomacy of Concert: Canada, the G-7 and the Halifax Summit
by John Kirton


26. The crisis arose when, in a pre-Summit bilateral, Reagan secured an agreement from Kohl to break with the European Community common position and agree to have the Bonn Summit endorse a 1986 launch of a new MTN round. Mitterrand, feeling betrayed, argued that the Summit was a consensus forum and that he would leave the institution if his wishes and veto were not respected. They were, and the 1986 date did not appear in the Bonn communique, although the Uruguay Round was indeed launched in September 1986.

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