110.11 DU/5–1354: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the United States Delegation1
Tedul 65. Personal for Under Secretary from Secretary. I hear the finest reports of the way you have taken hold of the Geneva task. Certainly it is a tough one. But you should know that the President and I are delighted with the way you are tackling it. At the moment of dictating this, we await anxiously the results of the vote in Paris.2 Best regards. Foster.
- Drafted by the Secretary of State.↩
- The French National Assembly discussion of the question of debate on Indochina culminated in a vote of confidence late on the evening of May 13. The Laniel government survived by a vote of 289 to 287. For the record of the discussions, see France, Journal Officiel, Assemblée Nationale, 1954, Débats, pp. 2336–2345 and 2368–2383.↩