248. Editorial Note

Queen Frederika of Greece visited the United States October 21–December 14. Her visit was an informal one primarily concerned with studying the U.S. atomic energy program. The Queen was in Washington October 22–25 for discussions with Department of State officials and on December 9 for a meeting with President Eisenhower. No records of her talks with Department of State officials have been found. In an October 30 letter, Rountree reported to Riddleberger that discussions with the Queen centered on the Cyprus question. (Department of State, Greek Desk Files: Lot 61 D 1, Athens Embassy) During her December 9 meeting with Eisenhower, the Queen discussed prospects for world peace and disarmament. A memorandum of this conversation is in the Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, DDE Diaries.