334. Editorial Note

British Prime Minister Macmillan visited Washington March 19–24, 1959, at President Eisenhower’s invitation for informal discussions on the international situation. Foreign Secretary Lloyd accompanied him. The subject of Libya arose briefly during a March 22 conversation on the Middle East:

“Mr. Lloyd observed that Libya could be a stable area if Nasser were not intriguing there. The Prime Minister said that applied to the Sudan as well. The President inquired why we could not get some teachers into Libya where the Egyptians already had so many.” (Memorandum of conversation, USDel/MC/26; Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File)