358. Editorial Note

At 10:15 a.m. on November 12, Molotov visited Secretary of State Dulles at the latter’s office to discuss an agreed statement on disarmament. The four Foreign Ministers then met for their twelfth session from 10:40 to 10:53. Following an adjournment until 12:05 p.m., the Ministers reconvened for 1 hour. In the interim Dulles met with his Western counterparts and then with Molotov to discuss further the agreed statement. Following the second part of the twelfth session Dulles, Macmillan, and de Margerie met at the French villa to consider United Nations membership, the Middle East, and Vietnam. Dulles then had dinner with Ambassador Luce, and Suydam held the daily press briefing. (Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 583, Chron–21)

Records of the first meeting with Molotov and the twelfth meeting of the Foreign Ministers are printed below. The second meeting with Molotov is summarized in footnote 3, infra. A transcript of the press briefing is in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 583. No records of the other meetings have been found in Department of State files.