790.5/10–854

Outline Prepared for the ANZUS Council Meeting, by William J. Galloway, Special Assistant to the Counselor of the Department of State1

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Organization of the Council and Rules of Procedure

(Manila Pact)

1.
The Governments normally will be represented by Foreign Ministers (or their designated representatives).
2.
The Council should meet when deemed necessary by the members, and in any event, at least once each year.
3.
The Council should have no fixed site for meetings but should hold its meetings in the various capitals or other places agreed by the members.
4.
The Council should elect a Chairman to preside at each meeting (normally the Foreign Minister of the host Government).
5.
Substantive decisions should be taken by unanimous agreement of the members of the Council.
6.
The Chairman, calling on other members for assistance as necessary, should arrange for such secretarial and administrative support as may be required for the meetings of the Council, including the appointment of a Secretary-General for each meeting.
7.
Meetings of the Council would normally be closed except for such public and ceremonial sessions as the Council might decide appropriate.
8.
Ad Hoc working groups or committees may be established, as necessary, to assist the Council in implementing the Treaty.
9.
Military Advisers
a.
Each member of the Council should be assisted by a Military Adviser.
b.
The Military Advisers should be prepared to attend meetings of the Council on request.
c.
As directed by the Council, the Military Advisers should consult together with regard to military planning.
  1. This paper, like the position paper, supra, is an attachment to the memorandum from MacArthur to the Secretary dated Oct. 8.