• Short Summary

    The four East-West Foreign Ministers at Geneva met - but failed to agree - at UK Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd's villa August 4 on the eve of the second adjournment of the Conference on Berlin.

  • Description

    The four East-West Foreign Ministers at Geneva met - but failed to agree - at UK Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd's villa August 4 on the eve of the second adjournment of the Conference on Berlin.

    At lunch there, Mr Gromyko and the Western Ministers were unable to agree on: 1. How to close the present meetings, 2. How to word a final communique. Spokesmen said Mr Gromyko wanted the draft to indicate more progress had been made than the Western Ministers thought justified.

    In view of their deadlock - and the approach of the historic exchange visits between President Eisenhower and Mr Khrushchev - the Foreign Ministers decided to meet for a second time the same day August 4.

    News of the exchange visits by Eisenhower and Khrushchev marking a corner stone in modern history swept the Geneva Conference into the background and with it the spectre receded of Berlin - the issue upon which East and West in Geneva have failed to agree in nine weeks negotiations.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAOLAG8RZB64WMBRDFCDZ2GJSE
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOLAG8RZB64WMBRDFCDZ2GJSE
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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