115. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State 1

280. Re: Periodic SC Meetings.

During SC luncheon today SYG raised the question for general discussion of next periodic SC meeting at FonMin level. He said he assumed that there would be such a meeting in October when most Fon-Mins are attending GA but question is whether there should also be a meeting in April or May. He was inclined to think that there should.

Belgian Amb noted that further question arises as to what should be on the agenda if the meeting is held. Sir Colin Crowe added that there would be no point in holding a meeting unless there were important subjects the Ministers wished to discuss. French Amb suggested that there is still a third point to be decided, that is, the place of the meeting.>>2

It was agreed that the reps would raise the question with their govts and discuss it further at next monthly SC luncheon which will be held at my residence on Feb 25.

  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, UN 3 SC. Confidential.
  2. On February 23 the Department concurred with the British view, but felt a review of the situation might be in order in April or May, and that any periodic Security Council meeting should be held in New York. (Telegram 30007 to USUN, February 23; ibid.)