Editorial Note

Following the signing ceremonies, the Foreign Ministers of the United States, United Kingdom, and France held an informal meeting during which they discussed the role of Jules Moch at the United Nations, how they should respond to the Soviet note of October 23, and the situation in Indochina. A summary of the discussion of these three subjects was transmitted to the Department of State in telegrams 1715, 1716, and 1717 from Paris, October 23; telegram 1715 is not printed (396.1 PA/10–2354), telegram 1716 is printed on page 1462, and telegram 1717 is printed in volume XIII, Part 2, page 2165.