The Summit outlook was unpromising as leaders of East and West - Soviet Premier Khrushchev, U.
The Summit outlook was unpromising as leaders of East and West - Soviet Premier Khrushchev, U.S. President Eisenhower and U.K. Premier Macmillan, accompanied by their Foreign Ministers, - left the Elysee Palace, May 16, after their first meeting.
Premier Khrushchev had just said he wanted President Eisenhower to postpone his visit to Russia, planned for next month, and said the Summit meeting should be adjourned for 6 months unless President Eisenhower made a public declaration that "spy flights" would be stopped.
In a statement issued on his behalf the President said he had already told Mr. Khrushchev that the intelligence flights had been suspended and would not be resumed. He had also told the Soviet leader that his ultimatum would never be acceptable.
Premier Macmillan appealed to his fellow heads of government to continue with their work, and in the evening had talks with the other western leaders and with Premier Khrushchev. Whether or not there would be another East-West heads of government meeting May 17 was not known as the first day of the summit ended.