Editorial Note

According to telegram Secto 4 from Paris, October 20, Dulles discussed separately with Eden and Mendès-France on Wednesday, October 20, the value of a tripartite statement on Berlin. Both reacted favorably and told Dulles that they would give an answer by the following day. Telegram Secto 6 from Paris, October 21, briefly notes that Dulles, Eden, and Mendès-France, after consultation with Adenauer, agreed to the text of a tripartite statement which would be issued on the same day as the final communiqué at the end of the conference. (Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 380) For the text of the statement on Berlin, which was subsequently issued on October 23, see page 1428.