Accompanied by M. Andre Malraux, the French Minister of Cultural Affairs, President Eisenhower inspected a?
Accompanied by M. Andre Malraux, the French Minister of Cultural Affairs, President Eisenhower inspected a guard of honor at Orly Airport before his May 18 departure for a 24-hour visit to Lisbon, Portugal.
Before boarding the waiting silver and orange Boeing-707 jet-liner, the American President made a short statement in which he expressed his disappointment that because he and his colleagues had been unable to convene the Summit conference, "we could make no progress for easing the tensions that so plague mankind." He expressed his gratitude to the French people for their hospitality and said he hoped to visit France of ten in the coming months and years.
A few hours later he landed at Lisbon and was a luncheon guest of President Thomaz. Later he received heads of diplomatic missions, and Dr. Salazar, the Prime Minister. In the evening he was due to give a reception and dinner in honor of President Thomaz. His Lisbon visit was brought forward from scheduled May 22 because of the Summit fiasco.
After his Lisbon visit, he will fly home to Washington.