374. Editorial Note

On December 3, President Eisenhower left Washington on the first leg of a world tour that took him to 11 countries in 3 weeks, including Pakistan. Eisenhower arrived in Karachi at 3:30 p.m. on December 7 and left at 8:20 a.m., December 9. During his stay in Pakistan, the President met with Pakistani President Ayub Khan and Finance Minister Mohammed Shoaib; see infra and Document 376. Briefing papers for the President’s visit are in Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 64 D 560, CF 1521. In telegram 1199 from Karachi, November 20, Ambassador Rountree offered his views on the substantive matters which Eisenhower might wish to discuss during his meeting with Ayub. (Ibid., Central Files, 711.11–EI/11–2059)