C. Schedule of Plenary and Restricted Sessions on Indochina

The restricted sessions were less formal than the plenary sessions and thus were more conducive to substantive discussion. There were few of the lengthy formal statements which were characteristic of the plenary sessions. Principal statements were made in the restricted sessions and these are listed.

  • May 8. First plenary session, Eden presiding. Statements by Eden (United Kingdom), Bidault (France), Pham Van Dong (Democratic Republic of Vietnam), Smith (United States), Chou En-lai (People’s Republic of China), Molotov (Soviet Union), Sam Sary (Cambodia), and Phoui Sananikone (Laos). Convened at 4:35 p.m., adjourned at 7:40 p.m.
  • May 10. Second plenary session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Pham Van Dong, Nguyen Quoc Dinh (State of Vietnam), Tep Phan (Cambodia), Phoui Sananikone, Eden, and Smith. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 6:40 p.m.
  • May 12. Third plenary session, Eden presiding. Statements by Tep Phan, Nguyen Quoc Dinh, Chou En-lai, Eden, Smith, Phoui Sananikone, Bidault, Pham Van Dong, Tep Phan, and Molotov. Convened at 3:05 p.m., adjourned at 5:35 p.m.
  • May 14. Fourth plenary session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Molotov, Bidault. and Tep Phan. Convened at 3:03 p.m., adjourned at 6:05 p.m.
  • May 17. First restricted session, Eden presiding. Statements by Bidault, Pham Van Dong, Smith, Molotov, and Phoui Sananikone. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 6:15 p.m.
  • May 18. Second restricted session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Phoui Sananikone. Tep Phan, Pham Van Dong, Bidault, Eden, Smith, [Page 402]Chou En-lai, Nguyen Quoc Dinh, and Molotov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 6:15 p.m.
  • May 19. Third restricted session, Eden presiding. Statements by Smith, Bidault, Pham Van Dong, Tep Phan, Phoui Sananikone, and Chou En-lai. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
  • May 21. Fourth restricted session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Bidault, Pham Van Dong, Tep Phan, and Molotov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
  • May 24. Fifth restricted session, Eden presiding. Statements by Bidault, Smith, Pham Van Dong, Phoui Sananikone, Nguyen Quoc Dinh, and Molotov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
  • May 25. Sixth restricted session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Nguyen Quoc Dinh, Pham Van Dong, Bidault, Smith, and Molotov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
  • May 27. Seventh restricted session, Eden presiding. Statements by Bidault, Chou En-lai, and Nguyen Quoc Dinh. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
  • May 29. Eighth restricted session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Pham Van Dong, Tep Phan, Nguyen Quoc Dinh, Smith, and Molotov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7 p.m.
  • May 31. Ninth restricted session, Eden presiding. Statements by Smith, Chou En-lai, Tep Phan, Gromyko (Soviet Union), and Bidault. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7 p.m.
  • June 2. Tenth restricted session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Smith, Chou En-lai, Bidault, Eden, Pham Van Dong, and Molotov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 6:55 p.m.
  • June 3. Eleventh restricted session, Eden presiding. Statements by Nguyen Quoc Dinh, Bidault, Smith, Chou En-lai, and Pham Van Dong. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7 p.m.
  • June 4. Twelfth restricted session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Tep Phan, Eden, Molotov, and Bidault. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7 p.m.
  • June 8. Fifth plenary session, Eden presiding. Statements by Bidault, Pham Van Dong, Tep Phan, Molotov, Eden, and Smith. Convened at 3:03 p.m., adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
  • June 9. Sixth plenary session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Nguyen Quoc Dinh, Phoui Sananikone, Chou En-lai, and Smith. Convened at 3:05 p.m., adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
  • June 10. Seventh plenary session, Eden presiding. Statements by Eden, Tep Phan, Pham Van Dong, Molotov, Phoui Sananikone, Nguyen Quoc Dinh, and Smith. Convened at 3:03 p.m., adjourned at 7 p.m.
  • June 14. Thirteenth restricted session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Molotov, Smith, Chauvel (France), Chou En-lai, and Pham Van Dong. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7:15 p.m.
  • June 16. Fourteenth restricted session, Eden presiding. Statements by Tep Phan, Phoui Sananikone, Chou En-lai, Pham Van Dong, Chauvel, and Molotov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
  • June 18. Fifteenth restricted session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Robertson (United States), Tep Phan, Chou En-lai, Phoui Sananikone, Pham Van Dong, Chauvel, and Molotov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
  • June 19. Sixteenth restricted session, Eden presiding. Statements by Chauvel, Tep Phan, Phoui Sananikone, Smith, Molotov, and Eden. Convened at 6:45 p.m., adjourned at 9 p.m.
  • June 22. Seventeenth restricted meeting, Novikov (Soviet Union) presiding. Statements by Chauvel, Li Ke-nung (People’s Republic of China), Johnson (United States), Lord Reading (United Kingdom), Pham Van Dong, Sam Sary, Buu Kinh (State of Vietnam), and Nbvikov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
  • June 25. Eighteenth restricted session, Lamb (United Kingdom) presiding. Statements by Sam Sary, Chauvel, Kuznetsov (Soviet Union), and Li Ke-nung. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
  • June 29. Nineteenth restricted session, Kuznetsov presiding. Statements by Pham Van Dong, Johnson, Chauvel, and Sam Sary. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 5:45 p.m.
  • July 2. Twentieth restricted session, Lamb presiding. Statements by Lamb, Chauvel, Kuznetsov, and Pham Van Dong. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
  • July 6. Twenty-first restricted session, Kuznetsov presiding. Statements by Li Ke-nung, Chauvel, Sam Sary, and Kamphan Panya (Laos). Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 5 p.m.
  • July 9. Twenty-second restricted session, Lamb presiding. Statements by Johnson, Li Ke-nung, Pham Van Dong, Chauvel, Sam Sary, and Kuznetsov. Convened at 3 p.m., adjourned at 6:15 p.m.
  • July 18. Twenty-third restricted session, Molotov presiding. Statements by Molotov, Tran Van Do (State of Vietnam), and Smith. Convened at 4 p.m., adjourned at 4:45 p.m.
  • July 21. Eighth plenary session, Eden presiding. Statements by Tran Van Do, Mendès-France (France), Eden, Tep Phan, Smith, Molotov, Pham Van Dong, Chou En-lai, and Phoui Sananikone. Convened at 3:10 p.m., adjourned at 5:20 p.m.