Editorial Note

On May 19 Secretary Acheson issued a statement to the press tracing the development of the situation in Germany since the last meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers in 1947, and stating that the United States would approach the Paris session “… with an open mind and with an honest intention to explore all possibilities to arrive at a lasting solution of the problem of Germany.” For the full text of this statement, see Department of State Bulletin, May 29, 1949, pages 675–676 or Germany 1947–1949, pages 67–69.