474. Editorial Note
On November 2, Egyptian Foreign Minister Fawzi informed Secretary-General Hammarskjöld that, except for one reservation, the Egyptian Government had accepted the framework, described by Hammarskjöld in his letter to Fawzi of October 24, for further exploring a possible basis of negotiation concerning the Suez Canal. On November 3, Hammarskjöld circulated to members of the Security Council a report entitled “Exchange of Correspondence between the Secretary-General and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt”. Hammarskjöld’s letter of October 24 is printed as Annex 1 to this report and Fawzi’s letter of November 2 as Annex 2. (U.N. doc. S/3728) The text of this report was transmitted to the Department of State in telegram 470, November 2. (Department of State, Central Files, 974.7301/11–256) A summary of Hammarskjöld’s letter of October 24 is in Document 374. The October 24 and November 2 letters are printed respectively in United States Policy in the Middle East, September 1956–June 1957, pages 127–130, 133.
Also on November 2, the Permanent Representative of Egypt delivered to the Secretary-General an aide-mémoire informing Hammarskjöld that the Egyptian Government accepted General Assembly Resolution 997 (ES–I), “on the condition of course that it could not implement the resolution in case attacking armies continue their aggression.” (U.N. doc. A/3266) The text is printed in United States Policy in the Middle East, September 1956–June 1957, page 158.