65. Memorandum From the President to the Secretary of State1

I am extremely anxious that we implement any promises that the Vice President may have made in the various countries he visited during his recent trip. I would appreciate it if you would put someone in charge to check on these promises and send me a report on it after my return from Europe next week.2

John Kennedy
  1. Source: Department of State, Conference Files: Lot 65 D 366, CF 1883. Attached to a memorandum from G to S/O, June 1, which stated that the President made a similar request to the Secretary of Defense and that the Vice President made an oral request along these lines.
  2. The President was in Vienna, June 3 for talks with Premier Khrushchev.