Britain's Premier Macmillan returned to London Airport Mar 3rd from talks with US President Eisenhower at Camp David, Maryland.
"Since I became Prime Minister, I have had seven or eight meetings with President Eisenhower. Some have been formal than others, but all of them have been practical, and we have been able to do some good work together. This time we met and discussed the position which had arisen in Geneva over the proposed agreement on nuclear testa. The President and I reached complete agreement and put out a joint declaration of our views and our proposals. Tomorrow I hope to make a statement in the House of Commons, so today I'll only say this. In this declaration we tried to do three things. First, since the last very complicated negotiations on a very complex technical subject, we have tried to put out, as simply as we could, the present position. Secondly, we agreed to propose a practical way of concluding negotiations to end tests. and thirdly, we invited the Soviet Government to join us at once on a joint programme of research which could still advance the scientific knowledge, and to make possible in due course, a complete, full, controlled and comprehensive treaty. Of course there's a lot of work to be done, but no doubt a lot of problems will be overcome, but I really do believe that we have taken a real step forward.
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Background: Britain's Premier Macmillan returned to London Airport Mar 3rd from talks with US President Eisenhower at Camp David, Maryland. The two leaders said they were in agreement to accept the latest Soviet proposals on disarmament with certain reservations.
Disembarking from the Royal Air Force 'Comet' aircraft, Premier MacMillan walked to a reception lounge and made a statement to pressmen assembled there.