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Documents on Germany, 1944-1959 : background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956

Memorandum from the Western powers to the Soviet Union, on agenda for a summit meeting, May 28, 1958 [extracts],   pp. 277-280 PDF (1.6 MB)

Western list of general headings for reviewing specific summit agenda proposals, May 31, 1958,   p. 280 PDF (238.9 KB)

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tion could create a basis for the development of an atmosphere of con-
fidence and trust that would favor the growth of more active mutually
beneficial relations between our peoples and governments.
Western List of General Headings for Reviewing Specific Summit
Agenda Proposals, May 31, 19581
(With Only Western Items Listed as Examples)
May 31, 1958
a) Measures to control the production of fissionable material for
nuclear weapons and to reduce existing military stocks of such ma-
b) The suspension of nuclear tests;
c) The reduction and limitation of conventional arms and man-
d) Measures to guard against surprise attack;
e) The use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
European Security and Germany
a) Reunification of Germany in accordance with the terms of the
1955 Directive of the four Heads of Government to the Ministers of
Foreign Affairs;
b) European security arrangements.
International Exchanges
a) Cessation of jamming of foreign broadcasts;
b) Censorship;
c) Free distribution and sale to the public of books and publica-
d) Free distribution and sale of foreign newspapers and periodi-
e) Freedom of travel.
Methods of Improving International Cooperation
Means of strengthening the United Nations.
Other Topics
Ways of easing tension in Eastern Europe.
I Department of State press release '330, June 16, 1958. For the next step
in the
"summit" negotiations, see Premier Khrushchev's letter of June
11, 1958 (infra).

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