54. Telegram From the Delegation at the North Atlantic Council Ministerial Meeting to the Department of State1

Secto 1. Secretary, Pinay and Macmillan today agreed following message would be sent individually to their representatives in Moscow.

“Ambassadors in Vienna are making good progress with state treaty. Signature should be possible by end of next week. Dulles must leave Vienna not later than afternoon of May 15 and it would be very difficult for him to fly back to Europe for some time. Macmillan also has many engagements in UK.

“Please put foregoing to Molotov and say it would be much appreciated if his plans would enable him to join Dulles, Macmillan and Pinay for examination and signature of treaty latter part of next week, and in any event, not later than afternoon of May 15.”

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 396.1–VI/5–755. Secret; Priority. Repeated to London, Moscow, and Vienna.

    The Foreign Ministers of the United States, the United Kingdom, and France were at Paris for the North Atlantic Council Ministerial meeting, May 9–11; for documentation, see vol. iv, pp. 6 ff. After a briefing by Thompson at a luncheon at 1 p.m., Secretary Dulles met with Macmillan and Pinay late in the afternoon to discuss a variety of topics. The message transmitted in this telegram was a product of that meeting. Other than a daily agenda for his stay in Paris, no further records on the discussions on Austria on May 7 have been found in Department of State files. The agenda is in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 60 D 627, CF 445.