Editorial Note

The formal signing ceremonies of the Final Act of the Nine-Power Conference took place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 3, 1954. at the [Page 1331]Lancaster House, the site of all the Nine-Power and Four-Power meetings since September 28. Anthony Eden was the first to sign, followed by Paul-Henri Spaak, Lester B. Pearson, Pierre Mendès-France, Konrad Adenauer, Gaetano Martino, Joseph Bech, Johan W. Beyen, and John Foster Dulles, representing the nine participating countries. The text of the Final Act was released to the press at 5:30 that afternoon and was published in full in the New York Times edition of October 4. For the text of Dulles’ statement concerning the results of the London Conference, which he made at Washington National Airport upon his arrival on October 4, see the Department of State Bulletin, October 11, 1954, page 519, or AFP , volume I, page 1492.