396.1 GE/5–2954: Telegram

The United States Delegation to the Department of State

Secto 347. Repeated information Paris 363, Moscow 98, London 227, Saigon 131, Tokyo 99, Phnom Penh and Vientiane unnumbered. Tokyo pass CINCFE. Department pass Defense. The nine delegations met in a restricted meeting on May 29, and continued their discussion of the problem of the reestablishment of peace in Indochina. The meeting [Page 976] adopted a proposal presented by the delegation of the United Kingdom, which reads as follows:

“In order to facilitate the early and simultaneous cessation of hostilities it is proposed that:

  • “(a) Representatives of the two commands should meet immediately in Geneva and contacts should also be established on the spot.
  • “(b) They should study the disposition of forces to be made upon the cessation of hostilities, beginning with the question of regrouping areas in Vietnam.
  • “(c) They should report their findings and recommendations to the conference as soon as possible.”

It was agreed that the date of the first meeting of the representatives of the two commands in Geneva shall be fixed before June 1.