Reference FO 371/153767
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 1073/107-1073/127
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 Czechoslovakia, El Salvador, France, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, Paraguay, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Yugoslavia
People Charles de Gaulle, Charles Hepburn Johnston, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Francisco Franco, Golda Meir, Ivo Vejvoda, Nikita Khrushchev, Selwyn Lloyd
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 a Soviet propaganda release in Paris blaming "maladroit manoeuvres of the leaders of the Western powers" for the meeting's dissolution; and Libyan, Jordanian, Iraqi, and Paraguayan press reaction to the conference. Documents in the file include a report of a meeting between Selwyn Lloyd, the British Foreign Secretary, and the Swedish and Yugoslav ambassadors in London about the summit's collapse; a message from the British government to the New Zealand government narrating events at the meeting; and a report of a British diplomat's conversation with Golda Meir, the Israeli foreign minister, about the situation. Other documents in the file include a Czechoslovak government statement on the summit; and messages from Dwight D. Eisenhower, the American president, to the El Salvadorian, Spanish, and Greek leaders about the failure of the talks.


American-Greek relations, American-Spanish relations, amnesties, Anglo-Israeli relations, Anglo-Pakistani relations, Anglo-Swedish relations, Anglo-Yugoslav relations, British foreign policy, Czechoslovak government, East-West relations, international conferences, Iraqi press, Jordanian press, Libyan press, multilateral talks, Paraguayan press, Paris Summit (1960), prisoner release, propaganda, Soviet foreign policy, Spanish press

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