297. Editorial Note

On October 27, Secretary Dulles began the day with a meeting with Robert Bowie at 8:55 a.m. This was followed by a meeting at 9 a.m. with the senior members of the delegation to discuss the Secretary’s opening statement. At 11 a.m. Dulles and nine members of the delegation met with their British and French counterparts at Foreign Minister Pinay’s residence. At noon Dulles met briefly with Foreign Secretary Macmillan to discuss voting in the United Nations Security Council. Three short meetings with delegation members followed before he paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Molotov at 3:55 p.m. Immediately thereafter, at 4 p.m., the first quadripartite Foreign Ministers meeting began at the Palais des Nations which lasted until [Page 633] 7:30. Following the meeting Suydam briefed the press. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 567, Chron–5)

No record of the meeting with Bowie, the senior staff, the three short meetings, or the courtesy call on Molotov have been found in Department of State files. Records of the other meetings are ibid. The delegation telegraphic summary of the first meeting is printed infra.