153760

Reference FO 371/153760
Title Western (W): General (W). Summit Meeting between US, UK, France and Soviet Union Held in Paris, 14-19 May 1960
Former Foreign Office Reference Code W files 1073/30-1073/42G
The National Archives Closure Status File was closed for 30 years after creation, under the Public Records Act 1958.
Themes International Relations
Document Types Correspondence, Reports, Memoranda, Parliamentary and Official Government Material
Subject Countries Eastern Europe Region
Countries China, East Germany, France, Poland, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, United States, West Germany
People Charles de Gaulle, Charles E. Bohlen, Christian A. Herter, Christopher Steel, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Frederick Hoyer Millar, Harold Caccia, Harold Macmillan, Harold Wilson, Heinrich von Brentano di Tremezzo, Konrad Adenauer, Llewellyn E. Thompson, Mikhail Men'shikov, Nikita Khrushchev, Patrick Reilly, Richard Nixon, Selwyn Lloyd
Key Events U-2 incident
Language German

Description

A file containing documents relating to a planned East-West summit meeting in Paris. Subjects discussed in the file include the views of Konrad Adenauer, the West German chancellor, and Charles de Gaulle, the French president, about the summit meeting; the likely attitude of the Chinese government to the summit; and analysis of the use of the U-2 incident by the Soviet government to assist its foreign policy aims. Documents in the file include a report of a conversation between the Soviet ambassador in Washington and Western diplomats about the prospects for a summit meeting, and those diplomats' analysis of Soviet intentions; a report of a press conference given by Dwight D. Eisenhower, the American president, discussing Berlin and the summit; the "steering brief" prepared before the summit; and correspondence between Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader, and Harold Macmillan, the British prime minister, about the international situation following the U-2 crash.

Keywords

aircraft, aircraft crashes, American foreign policy, American-Soviet relations, American-West German relations, Anglo-American relations, Anglo-French relations, Anglo-Soviet relations, Anglo-West German relations, Berlin, borders, British Commonwealth, British parliament, disarmament, East German-Polish relations, East German-Soviet relations, East-West relations, espionage, French foreign policy, German peace treaty, intelligence gathering, international conferences, multilateral talks, nuclear tests, Oder-Neisse Line, Paris Summit (1960), parliamentary questions, peace treaties, press conferences, reunification of Germany, Second World War, Soviet foreign policy, Soviet-West German relations, spy planes, treaties, West German foreign policy

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