Reference FO 371/153771
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 1073/153-1073/156
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 Belgium, East Germany, France, India, Soviet Union, United Kingdom, United States, West Germany
People Charles de Gaulle, Dag Hammarskjöld, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Frederick Hoyer Millar, Harold Macmillan, Nikita Khrushchev, Selwyn Lloyd
Key Events U-2 incident


A file containing documents relating to the aftermath of the failure of the East-West summit meeting in Paris in May 1960. Subjects discussed in the file include British Parliamentary Questions about the coordination of Western policy following the summit; a memorandum from the Fédération Nationale des Initiatives, a Belgian non-political organisation aiming to reduce world tension, about their aims and the impact of the conference; and the possible sharing of British records of the Paris talks with the Indian government. The Indian government had received records of some parts of the summit from the Soviet government, and had forwarded these to the British high commission in Delhi, asking that the British verify those versions against their own to check for inaccuracies.


Anglo-American relations, Anglo-French relations, Anglo-Indian relations, Anglo-West German relations, British Commonwealth, British foreign policy, British parliament, East German press, East German-Soviet relations, East-West relations, intelligence sharing, international conferences, multilateral talks, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Paris Summit (1960), parliamentary questions

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