Western pre-Summit talks continued in Paris, May 14, when West German Chancellor Dr. Adenauer went?
Western pre-Summit talks continued in Paris, May 14, when West German Chancellor Dr. Adenauer went to see President de Gaulle at the Elysee Palace while the Foreign Ministers of Britain, France, Germany and the USA met at the Quai d'Orsay.
Dr. Adenauer, accompanied by Foreign Minister von Brentano, had arrived at Orly airport at 10.30 a.m. - over an hour earlier than the Soviet Premier. This was due to a last-minute change of programme to avoid the simultaneous arrival of the two statesmen.
No report was issued about the Elysee talks, but it is understood that the French and German leaders discussed points of Summit procedure with reference to Germany and the Berlin question. The Chancellor will meet President de Gaulle again, May 15, when they will both join President Eisenhower and Prime Minister Macmillan in a last western conference before the following day's East-West Summit meeting.
In the Clock Room of the French Foreign Ministry at the Quai d'Orsay, Secretary of State, Christian Herter, Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd, and Foreign Ministers Couve de Murville and Heinrich von Brentano were joined by a number of experts in the first of two final policy meetings before they start their exchanges with Russia's Andrei Gromyko.