382. Telegram From the Delegation at the Foreign Ministers Meetings to the Department of State1

Secto 342. Seventeenth and final Ministerial meeting approved draft communiqué without discussion and heard single round of prepared statements with no substantive exchanges.2 Understand text of Secretary’s speech and substantial proportions other three speeches available in Washington.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 396.1–GE/11–1655. Official Use Only; Priority. Repeated to London, Paris, Bonn, and Moscow. The U.S. Delegation verbatim record of the seventeenth meeting of the Foreign Ministers, USDel/Verb/17 (Corrected), and the record of decisions, MFM/DOC/RD/17, both dated November 16, are ibid., Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 587. The meeting took place at 3 p.m. on November 16.
  2. For texts of the closing statements of the four Ministers, circulated as MFM/DOC/76, 77, 81, and 82, see Foreign Ministers Meeting, pp. 284–304, or Cmd. 9633, pp. 169–183. For text of the final communiqué and the Tripartite Declaration on Germany issued by the three Western Foreign Ministers, see ibid., pp. 184–185.