Reference FO 371/153766
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 1073/88-1073/106
The National Archives Closure Status File was closed for 30 years after creation, under the Public Records Act 1958.
Themes International Relations, Embassy and Consulate Administration
Document Types Correspondence, Reports, Memoranda
Subject Countries Soviet Union
Countries France, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malaya, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, West Germany
People Alec Douglas-Home, Andrei Gromyko, Ashley Clarke, Bernard Burrows, Charles de Gaulle, Christian A. Herter, Christopher Steel, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Frederick Hoyer Millar, Harold Macmillan, Konrad Adenauer, Nikita Khrushchev, Selwyn Lloyd, Walter Nash
Key Events U-2 incident


A file containing documents relating to an East-West summit meeting in Paris. Subjects covered in the file include Dutch press coverage of the failure of the summit; and the Western aims from the summit meeting, which included steps towards controlled disarmament, deterring "communist action" against West Berlin, increasing the confidence and cohesion of the Western alliance, and improving Western relations with the communist bloc. Documents in the file include a message from Lord Holme, the British Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations, to Walter Nash, the prime minister of New Zealand, about the summit; a report of a meeting between Selwyn Lloyd, the British Foreign Secretary, and the American ambassador in London about the summit; a report of a statement on the summit made by Konrad Adenauer, the West German chancellor; and a statement from the Romanian government blaming America's actions for the failure of the summit.


alliances, American foreign policy, Anglo-American relations, Anglo-French relations, Anglo-Israeli relations, Anglo-Italian relations, Anglo-Soviet relations, Anglo-West German relations, Berlin, British Commonwealth, British foreign policy, British parliament, détente, diplomatic missions, diplomatic officials, disarmament, Dutch press, East-West relations, French foreign policy, international conferences, Lebanese press, multilateral talks, Norwegian press, Paris Summit (1960), parliamentary questions, radio broadcasts, reunification of Germany, Romanian government, Soviet foreign policy, telecommunications, threat of war, Turkish press, United Nations, United Nations Security Council, West Berlin, West German foreign policy, West German government

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