At 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, the Foreign Ministers of the United States, United Kingdom, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany met in the traditional Clock Room of the French Foreign Ministry to sign the Protocol on the Termination of the Occupation Regime in the Federal Republic of Germany, the Convention on the Presence of Foreign Forces in the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Tripartite Agreement on the Exercise of Retained Rights in Germany. A photograph of the signing is printed on page 570.
Immediately following this ceremony, the Foreign Ministers of the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg gathered in the same room to sign the Declaration Inviting Italy and the Federal Republic of Germany To Accede to the Brussels Treaty and its four Protocols.
At 4:30 p.m. that afternoon, the 14 Foreign Ministers of the NATO countries met at the Palais de Chaillot for a formal signing ceremony for the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Federal Republic of Germany. A photograph of the signing is printed on page 569. For the texts of all the documents noted above, which were subsequently referred to collectively as the Paris Agreements, see pages 1435 ff.