11. Editorial Note

Prime Minister U Nu visited Washington June 29–July 3 during a 21-day visit to the United States. A memorandum of a conversation held on June 29 between the Prime Minister and President Eisenhower is printed infra. Conversations between U Nu and Secretary Dulles took place on June 29, July 1, and July 3; they concerned U.S. relations with Cambodia, and the possibility of direct talks between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Memoranda of the DullesNu conversations are in Department of State, Central Files, 51H.5–MSP/5–2955, 751H.5–MSP/7–155, and 033.90B11/7–355. Other conversations between U Nu and various officials during his stay in Washington are summarized in telegram 34 to Rangoon, printed as Document 13. Briefing papers and other material relating to Nu’s visit are in Department of State, Central File 033.90B11 and ibid., Conference Files: Lot 59 D 95, CF 493.

[Page 14]

The texts of addresses made by Prime Minister Nu on June 30 before the Senate and House of Representatives, a joint statement issued on July 2 by the Prime Minister and President Eisenhower, and a letter from U Nu to Eisenhower are printed in Department of State Bulletin, July 18, 1955, pages 95–97. Prime Minister Nu’s recollections of his visit are in U Nu, U Nu— Saturday’s Son (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1975), pages 248–251.