324. Editorial Note

On November 4, Secretary Dulles began the day with meetings of his senior staff and all officers of the delegation at 8:45 and 9:15 a.m., respectively. At 9:30, the Western experts on East-West contacts met to discuss strategy for their meetings with Soviet experts at 10. At 11:30, Dulles briefed Italian Ambassador Bova-Scoppa on the course of the conference and briefly discussed with him the Middle Eastern situation. At 12:30 p.m., Dulles and his four senior advisers attended a tripartite Foreign Ministers meeting at Eden’s villa to discuss strategy for the afternoon meeting of the four Foreign Ministers. After the tripartite meeting, MacArthur talked with Blankenhorn about West German plans for a meeting between Pinay and Adenauer. From 3:30 to 6:55 the seventh session of the Foreign Ministers [Page 682] took place at the Palais des Nations. Following the session Suydam held a press conference at 7:20. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 575)

Records of the quadripartite meetings on East-West contacts and trade and the seventh Foreign Ministers meeting follow. No records for the senior staff meeting, the tripartite meeting on East-West contacts, or the tripartite ministerial meeting have been found in Department of State files. Records of the remaining meetings are ibid.