313. Editorial Note

On November 2, Secretary Dulles began the day with a delegation meeting at 9:15 a.m. At 11 the Working Group on East-West Contacts held its first meeting and at noon the three Western Foreign Ministers met at Pinay’s villa for lunch. The fifth session of the Foreign Ministers meeting was held from 3 to 7:20 p.m. at the Palais des Nations. At 3:30 Russell met with Henri Roux, officer in charge of African and Levant Affairs in the French Foreign Ministry, to discuss the Middle East. Following the meeting of the Foreign Ministers, Dulles held a press conference at 7:30 p.m. and Suydam held one at 7:40. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 573, Chron–11)

Records of the meeting of the Working Group and the fifth session of the Foreign Ministers follow. Records of the delegation meeting, the tripartite Foreign Ministers lunch, at which Dulles reported on his talk with Franco and Pinay discussed the Middle East, and the two press conferences are ibid. A memorandum of Russell’s conversation with Roux is Ibid., CF 609.