291. Editorial Note

Secretary Dulles left Washington on October 21 for the Geneva Foreign Ministers Conference. He arrived in Rome at 6 p.m. and for the remainder of that day and part of the following he met with various Italian officials and Ambassador Luce.

Dulles left Italy early in the afternoon of October 23 and arrived at Orly Field outside Paris about 4:30 p.m. He remained in Paris until the afternoon of October 26, holding meetings with NATO officials, British, French, and Federal Republic representatives on the forthcoming Geneva meeting, and the staff of the Embassy in Paris and the United States Representative to the European Regional Organizations.

The documentation that follows presents only the records of the most significant of these discussions.