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John Foster Dulles

Country Locale Remarks Date
Italy Rome Met with senior Italian officials. January 31–February 1, 1953
France Paris Met with senior French officials and with representatives of NATO and the Organization for European Economic Cooperation. February 1–3, 1953
United Kingdom London Met with Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Secretary Eden. February 3–5, 1953
Germany, Federal Republic of Bonn Met with President Heuss and Chancellor Adenauer. February 5–6, 1953
Netherlands Amsterdam Met with Queen Juliana and Foreign Minister Beyen. February 6, 1953
Belgium Brussels Met with senior Belgian officials. February 7–8, 1953
Luxembourg Luxembourg Met with representatives of the European Coal and Steel Community. February 8, 1953
France Paris Attended 11th meeting of the North Atlantic Council. April 21–26, 1953
Egypt Cairo Met with Prime Minister Naguib, Foreign Minister Fawzi, and Egyptian military leaders. Attended regional conference of U.S. Ambassadors. May 11–13, 1953
Israel Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Met with Prime Minister Ben Gurion and Foreign Minister Sharett. May 13–14, 1953
Jordan Amman Met with Prime Minister Mulqui and Foreign Minister Khalidy. May 14–15, 1953
Syria Damascus Met with President Shishakli. May 15–16, 1953
Lebanon Beirut Met with President Chamoun and senior Lebanese officials. May 16–17, 1953
Iraq Baghdad Met with Prime Minister Madfai and senior Iraqi officials. May 17–18, 1953
Saudi Arabia Riyadh, Dhahran Met with King Ibn Saud and senior Saudi officials. May 18–19, 1953
India New Delhi Met with Prime Minister Nehru and senior Indian officials. May 20–22, 1953
Pakistan Karachi Met with Prime Minister Ali and senior Pakistani officials. May 22–25, 1953
Turkey Ankara, Istanbul Met with President Bayer, Prime Minister Menderes, and senior Turkish officials. May 25–27, 1953
Greece Athens Met with Prime Minister Papagos and senior Greek officials. May 27–28, 1953
Libya Tripoli Met with Prime Minister Muntasser and senior Libyan officials. May 28, 1953
Japan Tokyo Stopped en route to Korea. August 2, 1953
Korea, Republic of Seoul Signed Korean Mutual Defense Treaty. August 3–7, 1953
Japan Tokyo Met with Prime Minister Yoshida while returning to U.S. Announced return of the Amami Islands to Japan. Returned to U.S. August 10. August 8, 1953
United Kingdom London Met with the British and French Foreign Ministers. October 15–18, 1953
United Kingdom Bermuda Accompanied President Eisenhower to the Three-Power Conference. December 4–8, 1953
France Paris Attended 12th NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting. December 12–16, 1953
Germany Berlin Attended Big Four Foreign Ministers Meeting. Sessions of February 1-6, 15, and 17 were held in East Berlin. January 22–February 18, 1954
Germany, Federal Republic of Bonn Met with Chancellor Adenauer. February 18, 1954
Venezuela Caracas Attended 10th Inter-American Conference. February 28–March 13, 1954
United Kingdom London Discussed the situation in Indochina with Foreign Secretary Eden. April 11–13, 1954
France Paris Discussed the situation in Indochina with Foreign Minister Bidault. April 13–14, 1954
France Paris Attended meeting of the North Atlantic Council. April 21–24, 1954
Switzerland Geneva Attended Geneva Conference on Indochina and Korea. April 24–May 3, 1954
Italy Milan Met with Prime Minister Scelba while returning to U.S. Returned May 4. May 3, 1954
France Paris Conferred with Prime Ministers Eden and Mendes-France on the Genera Conference. July 13–15, 1954
Philippines Manila Signed the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty (Manila Pact). September 3–9, 1954
Republic of China Taipei Met with President Chiang Kai-shek while returning from Manila. September 9, 1954
Japan Tokyo Met with Prime Minister Yoshida and Foreign Minister Okazaki en route from Manila. September 9–10, 1954
Germany, Federal Republic of Bonn Met with Chancellor Adenauer. September 16–17, 1954
United Kingdom London Conferred with British officials during return from Bonn. September 17–18, 1954
United Kingdom London Attended Nine-Power Conference on Germany. September 26–October 3, 1954
France Paris Attended NATO, Four- and Nine-Power Conferences. Returned to U.S. October 25. October 20–23, 1954
France Paris Attended North Atlantic Council meeting. December 15–19, 1954
United Kingdom The Bahamas Vacation. January 29–February 6, 1955
Philippines Manila Met with President Magsaysay en route to Bangkok. February 21–22, 1955
Thailand Bangkok Attended First Meeting of the SEATO Ministerial Council. February 22–26, 1955
Burma Rangoon Met with Premier U Nu and senior Burmese officials. February 26, 1955
Laos Vientiane Met with Crown Prince Savang and senior Laotian officials. February 27, 1955
Cambodia Phnom Penh Met with King Sihanouk and senior Cambodian officials. February 28, 1955
Vietnam Saigon Met with Premier Diem and senior Vietnamese officials. February 28–March 1, 1955
Philippines Manila Attended the opening session of a Chiefs of Mission Conference. March 1–2, 1955
Republic of China Taipei Exchanged instruments of ratification of the Mutual Defense Treaty. March 3, 1955
Canada Ottawa Official visit. March 17–19, 1955
France Paris Attended North Atlantic Council meeting. May 7–12, 1955
Austria Vienna Signed the Austrian State Treaty. May 13–15, 1955
France Paris Met with the French and British Foreign Ministers and attended a North Atlantic Council meeting. July 14–16, 1955
Switzerland Geneva Accompanied President Eisenhower to the Heads of Government Conference. July 16–23, 1955
Canada Ottawa Attended meeting of the Joint U.S.-Canadian Commission on Trade and Economic Affairs. September 25–26, 1955
Italy Rome Met with President Gronchi and Foreign Minister Martino. Left Washington October 21. October 22–23, 1955
Vatican City Audience with Pope Pius XII. October 23, 1955
France Paris Attended working group and NATO Ministerial Meetings. October 23–26, 1955
Switzerland Geneva Attended meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States. October 26–November 16, 1955
Spain Madrid Met with Generalissimo Franco. November 1, 1955
Austria Vienna Unofficial visit. Attended opening of the Vienna State Opera. November 5–6, 1955
Yugoslavia Pula, Brioni Met with President Tito. November 6, 1955
France Paris Attended NATO Ministerial Meeting. December 14–17, 1955
United Kingdom Malta Stopped en route to Pakistan. March 3–4, 1956
Pakistan Karachi Attended Second SEATO Council Meeting. March 5–9, 1956
India New Delhi Met with Prime Minister Nehru and senior Indian officials. March 9–11, 1956
Ceylon Colombo (Sri Lanka) Met with Prime Minister Kotelawala. March 11, 1956
Indonesia Djakarta Met with President Sukarno and senior Indonesian officials. March 12–13, 1956
Thailand Bangkok Met with Premier Pibul and senior Thai officials. March 13–14, 1956
Vietnam Saigon Met with President Diem and senior Vietnamese officials March 14–15, 1956
Philippines Manila Met with President Magsaysay and senior Philippine officials. March 15–16, 1956
Republic of China Taipei Met with President Chiang and senior Chinese Nationalist officials. March 16–17, 1956
Korea, Republic of Seoul Met with President Rhee and senior Korean officials. March 17–18, 1956
Japan Tokyo Met with Premier Hatoyama and Foreign Minister Shigemitsu. March 18–19, 1956
France Paris Attended NATO Ministerial Meeting. May 2–7, 1956
Panama Panama City Accompanied President Eisenhower to a meeting of the Presidents of the American Republics. July 21–24, 1956
Colombia Bogota Met with President Rojas Pinilla and senior Colombian officials. July 24–25, 1956
Ecuador Quito Met with Foreign Minister Villagomez Yepez. July 25, 1956
Peru Lima Attended the inauguration of President Prado Ugarteche. July 26–28, 1956
United Kingdom London Attended Tripartite Conference on the Suez Canal with the British and French Foreign Ministers. August 1–2, 1956
United Kingdom London Attended 22-Power conference on Suez Canal. August 15–24, 1956
United Kingdom London Attended Second Suez Conference. September 18–21, 1956
France Paris Attended NATO Ministerial Meeting. December 9–14, 1956
Australia Canberra Attended Third Meeting of SEATO Council of Ministers. Left Washington March 6; returned March 17. March 9–14, 1957
United Kingdom Bermuda Attended a meeting between President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Macmillan. March 21–24, 1957
Germany, Federal Republic of Bonn Attended NATO Ministerial Meeting. May 2–4, 1957
France Paris Met with Prime Minister Mollet and attended meeting of U.S. Chiefs of Mission to European countries. May 5–6, 1957
Canada Kingston, Ottawa Personal and private visit. Met informally with Prime Minister Diefenbaker. July 26–28, 1957
United Kingdom London Attended UN disarmament conference. July 29–August 2, 1957
France Paris Accompanied President Eisenhower to meeting of NATO Heads of Government. December 13–20, 1957
Spain Madrid Met with Generalissimo Franco and senior Spanish officials while returning from Paris. December 20, 1957
Morocco Marrakesh Met with King Mohammed V, Foreign Minister Balafrej, and senior Moroccan officials. January 23, 1958
Iran Tehran Met with Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and senior Iranian officials. January 24–26, 1958
Turkey Ankara Attended Baghdad Pact Ministerial Meeting. January 26–30, 1958
Philippines Manila Attended Fourth Meeting of the SEATO Ministerial Council. Left U.S. March 7. March 10–13, 1958
Republic of China Taipei Met with President Chiang and attended a conference of U.S. Chiefs of Mission to Asian countries. Returned March 18. March 14–16, 1958
Denmark Copenhagen Attended NATO Ministerial Meeting. May 3–8, 1958
Germany West Berlin Met with city and U.S. officials. May 8, 1958
France Paris Attended the opening session of a conference of U.S. Chiefs of Mission to European countries. May 8–10, 1958
France Paris Discussed nuclear armaments with President De Gaulle. July 4–6, 1958
Canada Ottawa Accompanied President Eisenhower on an informal visit. July 8–11, 1958
Germany, Federal Republic of Bonn Met with Chancellor Adenauer on way to meeting of the Baghdad Pact. July 26, 1958
United Kingdom London Attended the 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Baghdad Pact. July 26–28, 1958
Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia Official visit. August 4–6, 1958
Italy Rome Met with President Gronchi and senior Italian officials. October 18–19, 1958
Vatican City Attended funeral ceremonies for Pope Pius XII. October 19, 1958
United Kingdom Brize Norton Met with Foreign Secretary Lloyd en route to Taipei. October 19, 1958
Republic of China Taipei Consultations concerning the Mutual Defense Treaty. October 21–23, 1958
Mexico Mexico, D.F. Attended the inauguration of President Lopez Mateos. November 30–December 2, 1958
France Paris Attended NATO Ministerial Meeting and a Big Four Ministers meeting. December 13–18, 1958
United Kingdom High Rock (Jamaica) Vacation. December 19, 1958–January 3, 1959
United Kingdom London Met with Prime Minister Macmillan and Foreign Secretary Lloyd. February 4–5, 1959
France Paris Met with President De Gaulle, Foreign Minister Couve de Murville, and NATO Secretary General Spaak. February 6–7, 1959
Germany, Federal Republic of Bonn Met with Chancellor Adenauer and Foreign Minister Von Brentano. February 7–8, 1959