HickersonMurphyKey files, lot 58 D 33, “Secretary Generalship of UN

Memorandum of Conversation, by the United Nations Adviser, Bureau of European Affairs (Allen)

  • Subject:
  • Length of GA; Secretary Generalship
  • Participants:
  • Mr. Georges Carlier, Counselor, Belgian Embassy
  • Mr. Ward Allen, EUR

Ambassador Zaroubin volunteered the following comments to Baron Silvercruys this morning as firm predictions:

The GA session will last at least through Easter;
Trygve Lie will continue as Secretary-General through the expiration of his present term. This, according to Zaroubin, is Lie’s dearest wish. Zaroubin strongly denied reports that the USSR has indicated it would accept Pearson, but, of course, refused to say whether or not they would veto him.