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Summits & Agreements

18 May
1950: US and Europe agree Nato aims

21 Jul
1954: Peace deal ends Indo-China war

09 May
1955: West Germany accepted into Nato

14 May
1955: Communist states sign Warsaw Pact

11 Apr
1957: Britain agrees to Singapore self-rule

23 Feb
1959: Macmillan and Khrushchev talk peace

17 May
1960: East-West summit in tatters after spy plane row

28 Oct
1962: World relief as Cuban missile crisis ends

25 May
1963: African states unite against white rule

06 Feb
1964: Green light for Channel Tunnel

07 Feb
1966: Hawaii hosts US-Vietnamese summit

30 May
1967: Egypt and Jordan unite against Israel

25 Jun
1970: New peace plan for Middle East

27 Sep
1970: Arab leaders sign Jordan peace deal

23 Jan
1971: Britain allowed to sell arms to S Africa

22 May
1972: President Nixon arrives in Moscow

04 Feb
1973: Vietnam observers' struggle for peace

30 Jul
1974: Peace deal for Cyprus

11 Dec
1975: Attack on British vessels heightens Cod War

05 Dec
1977: Egypt severs ties with Arab hardliners

03 Feb
1978: Sadat in US for Mid East talks

18 Apr
1978: Carter wins Panama Canal battle

18 Sep
1978: Arab-Israeli breakthrough in US

15 Dec
1982: Spain opens border with the Rock

26 Apr
1984: Reagan arrives in China

26 Sep
1984: UK and China agree Hong Kong handover

19 Nov
1985: Superpower summit 'off to good start'

21 Nov
1985: Superpowers aim for 'safer world'

12 Oct
1986: Reykjavik summit ends in failure

18 Sep
1987: Superpower treaty to scrap warheads

15 Oct
1987: Fiji one step closer to a republic

08 Dec
1987: Superpowers to reverse arms race

14 Apr
1988: USSR pledges to leave Afghanistan

31 Jul
1991: Superpowers to cut nuclear warheads

30 Oct
1991: Bush opens historic Mid East peace conference

07 Feb
1992: Maastricht treaties make EU official

26 Oct
1994: Israel and Jordan make peace

21 Nov
1995: Balkan leaders agree to peace

14 Dec
1995: Bosnia peace accord ends three-year war

31 Jul
1998: UK imposes total ban on landmines

04 Dec
2003: US pulls back from steel trade war

19 Dec
2003: Libya gives up chemical weapons

28 Jun
2004: US transfers power back to Iraq


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