Reference FO 371/153765
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 1073/81-1073/87
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
Subject Countries Soviet Union
Countries Belgium, France, Lebanon, Poland, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States
People Andrei Gromyko, Charles de Gaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, George Clutton, George Labouchère, Harold Macmillan, Nikita Khrushchev, Zhou Enlai
Key Events U-2 incident
Language French


A file containing documents relating to an East-West summit meeting in Paris. Subjects covered in the file include Belgian press coverage of the summit's failure; Chinese and Polish reaction to the breakdown of the talks; and the production of a British government white paper containing documents about the summit. The documents in the white paper include invitations to meetings at the summit; a report of the Soviet attitude to those meetings; statements made at the preliminary meeting before the first formal summit meeting; and a statement from Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet premier, giving conditions that would have to be met before he would participate in a formal summit meeting. Documents in the file include reports of Arabic and Lebanese press coverage of the failure; a telegram reporting on the reception of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the American president, after his return to Washington; and a statement issued by Eisenhower about the summit.


airspace, American foreign policy, American politics, American press, Anglo-American relations, Anglo-Belgian relations, Anglo-French relations, Anglo-Soviet relations, Belgian press, British foreign policy, British parliament, Chinese government, Chinese press, East-West relations, international conferences, Lebanese press, multilateral talks, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Paris Summit (1960), Polish press, press conferences, Soviet foreign policy, speeches, Trybuna Ludu, United States Air Force

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