396.1 GE/6–1754: Telegram

Fourteenth Restricted Session on Indochina, Geneva, June 16, 3 p.m.: The United States Delegation to the Department of State


Secto 460. Repeated information Paris 447, London 295, Tokyo 144, Saigon 173, Moscow 131, Phnom Penh, Vientiane unnumbered. Tokyo for CINCFE. Department pass Defense. Following is translation of proposal French delegate mentioned at restricted Indochina meeting Wednesday, June 16, and which will be distributed to 9 delegations June 17 for discussion June 18.1

“A committee, composed of representatives of the 9 delegations of the conference, will gather as soon as possible in order to study, on the base of the proposals which have been made by the various delegates, the technical conditions (modalities) of the control over agreements on the cessation of hostilities in Vietnam, in Cambodia and in Laos.

The committee will submit its recommendations to the conference as soon as possible—and in case of differences the points of divergence—on the various aspects of the problem for each of the three countries. It will study particularly questions relative to the structure, organization and the competence of the control commissions.”

  1. This proposal, Indochina Document IC/34, June 17, together with a communication from the French Delegation pertaining to the proposal, is in Conference files, lot 60 D 627, CF 279A.