U.S. Aid Disappoints Lisbon

Associated Press

Portuguese Prime Minister Anibal Cavaco Silva, disappointed by American aid levels, said today his nation wants to review a 1983 U.S.-Portugal defense agreement giving the United States access to a key air base.

The Portuguese leader, after a two-hour meeting at the White House with President Reagan, said he registered disappointment that the United States is providing barely more than half the $205 million that Portugal wants in aid each year for U.S. rights at Lajes Air Base in the Azores, a vital refueling point in the Atlantic.

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