336. Editorial Note

On November 8, the Conference of Foreign Ministers resumed full operation. Following the United States Delegation staff meeting at 9 a.m., senior members of the three Western delegations met at the Villa le Chene at 9:30 to discuss tactics and to consult with Blankenhorn on the progress of the meetings. At 10 and 10:30, the Working Groups on Contacts and Trade met. Also at 10:30, Secretary Dulles discussed disarmament with his principal advisers in preparation for a meeting at 11 of the tripartite Working Group on Disarmament. [Page 703] At 12:30 p.m., he held a brief meeting with representatives of the World Council of Churches and at 1:30, had lunch with Georges Bidault. From 4 to 6:50 p.m. the eighth session of the Foreign Ministers met at the Palais des Nations. Following this meeting, Dulles discussed China with Phleger and Ambassador Johnson while Suydam held the daily press briefing. At 8:30, Dulles attended a dinner given by Pinay. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 579, Chron–17 and US OD/10a)

Records of the 9:30 a.m. tripartite meeting, the meetings of the Working Groups on Trade and Disarmament, and the eighth meeting of the Foreign Ministers follow. Regarding the meeting of the Working Group on Contacts, see footnote 6, Document 331. Records of the staff meeting, and Suydam’s press briefing are in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 579, Chron–17 and US OD/10a. No records of the other meetings and discussions have been found in Department of State files.