Tripartite Statement on Berlin by the Foreign Ministers of the United States, United Kingdom, and France1

With respect to Berlin, in addition to the Allied security guarantees for the city in the London communiqué of October 3, 1954, the Foreign Ministers of France, the United Kingdom and the United States have noted with deep satisfaction the close and friendly cooperation between [Page 1429] the Allied and Berlin authorities. The Three Powers are determined to ensure the greatest possible degree of self-government in Berlin compatible with Berlin’s special situation. Accordingly, the three Governments have instructed their representatives in Berlin to consult with the authorities of that city with a view to implementing jointly and to the fullest degree possible the foregoing principles.

  1. Reprinted from the Department of State Bulletin, Nov. 15, 1954, p. 732. For information concerning the issuance of this statement, see the editorial note, p. 1461.