396.1 GE/7–1754

Memorandum by the Special Adviser to the United States Delegation ( Bonsal ) to the Deputy United States Representative and Coordinator of the Delegation ( Johnson )

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De Latournelle telephoned me at 5:20 this afternoon to say that he and Gros and Cheysson would like to call on me to discuss the proposed French draft declaration to be issued by the Conference. It was suggested that Mr. Phleger might also be present at this meeting.

After consulting with you, I telephoned de Latournelle at 5:55 and stated that in view of the conversation which General Smith had had with M. Mendes-France this afternoon and in view also of the third point of the joint French–US position paper prepared in Paris on July 15, there did not seem to be any useful purpose served by further US working level participation in the discussion of this declaration. I suggested that if there was anything unclear in the situation it should probably be discussed directly by General Smith and M. Mendes-France.

De Latournelle stated that he would report our conversation to Mendes-France.