279. Memorandum of a Conversation, Mid-Ocean Club, Bermuda, March 23, 1957,10:30 a.m.1



  • United States
    • The Secretary
    • Sen. George
    • Amb. Whitney
    • Mr. Quarles
    • Mr. Murphy
    • Mr. Rountree
    • Mr. Elbrick
    • Mr. Hagerty
    • Gen. Goodpaster
    • Mr. Macomber
    • Mr. Phleger
    • Mr. Wilkins
  • United Kingdom
    • Mr. Selwyn Lloyd
    • Sir Frederick Hoyer Millar
    • Mr. P. H. Dean
    • Mr. Harold Beeley
    • Sir Harold Caccia

[Here follow a list of subjects discussed and discussion of item 1: the Communist influence in Africa (for text, see volume XVIII, pages 53–56) and items 2–5: the Baghdad Pact; the Tripartite Declaration of 1950; the question of arms supply to the Near East; and Agreed Postions, including guarantees re pipelines, Palestine, Suez, oil study, Aqaba, and Libya (for text, see volume XII, pages 466–473.]

6. Germany.Selwyn Lloyd noted there was an agreed US and UK position paper on Germany.2

7. Communiqué. The Secretary and Selwyn Lloyd discussed the form of a communiqué. The Secretary said that the President favored a short communiqué. The Secretary feared, however, that its shortness might cause speculation there had been disagreement. He thought the present draft, which seemed long, could be abbreviated. He said he would discuss it further with the President.3

  1. Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 62 D 181, CF 868. Secret. Drafted by Fraser Wilkins (NEA) on March 25 and circulated to appropriate U.S. officials.
  2. Document 291.
  3. For text of the communiqué issued on March 24, see Department of State Bulletin, April 8, 1957, pp. 561–562.