325. Editorial Note

On May 18, 1963, the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, Glenn T. Seaborg, flew to Moscow for the signing of a new Memorandum on Cooperation between the United States and the Soviet Union in the Field of the Utilization of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes that would replace the one signed in 1959. The 12-day visit to the Soviet Union, which Seaborg described as “memorable,” included the signing of the Memorandum on May 21, visits to laboratories and scientific institutes, and conversation with Presidium Chairman Brezhnev and Education Minister Vyacheslav P. Yelyutin on May 29. Memoranda of these two conversations were transmitted in airgrams A-1743, May 31, and A-1764, June 4, from Moscow. (Department of State, Central Files, POL US-USSR and SCI US-USSR) For Seaborgʼs account of the trip, including records of his meetings with Ambassador Dobrynin and President Kennedy before it and with Brezhnev, see Seaborg, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Test Ban, pages 201-206. His journal for the period of the visit is in the Library of Congress, Seaborg Papers, Journal 1961-1971, volume 5. For text of the memorandum, see 15 UST 631.