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.

  1. Drafted by the Secretary of State.
  2. 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.