308. Editorial Note

On October 31, Secretary Dulles began the day with a senior staff meeting at 9 a.m., followed by a meeting with Macmillan and Pinay at which the Foreign Ministers discussed the Middle East, China, East-West contacts, German reunification, and European security. At 2:50 p.m., Dulles and Bohlen met briefly with Molotov before attending the fourth quadripartite Foreign Ministers meeting at the Palais des Nations from 3 to 7:55 p.m. At the end of the meeting Dulles talked briefly about his planned trip to Madrid the following day. Suydam held the delegation press briefing at 8:15, and at 9 Dulles, Wilson, Merchant, Bohlen, Phleger, and Bowie attended a dinner given by Molotov. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 571, Chron–9)

No records of the senior staff meeting or the conversation with Molotov have been found in Department of State files. Records of the tripartite and quadripartite meetings of the Foreign Ministers follow; a telegraphic report (Secto 104) on the discussion with Pinay and a transcript of the press briefing are ibid.