Documents on Germany, 1944-1959: background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956
Geneva directive of the heads of government of the four powers to the foreign ministers, July 23, 1955, pp. 153-154 PDF (844.8 KB)
Communiqué on negotiations between the Soviet Union and the Federal Republic of Germany, September 13, 1955, pp. 154-155 PDF (876.8 KB)
1 4 DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 9 4 4-5 9 nations, for raising their well-being, as well as for assistance to under- developed countries, Agree: (1) for the purposes to work together to develop an acceptable system for disarmament through the Sub-Committee of the United Nations Disarmament Commission; (2) to instruct their representatives in the Sub-Committee in the discharge of their mandate from the United Nations to take account in their work of the views and proposals advanced by the Heads of Government at this Conference; (3) to propose that the next meeting of the Sub-Committee be held on August 29, 1955, at New York; (4) to instruct the Foreign Ministers to take note of the pro- ceedings in the Disarmament Commission, to take account of the views and proposals advanced by the Heads of Government at this Conference and to consider whether the four Governments can take any further useful initiative in the field of disarmament. 3. Development of Contacts between East and West The Foreign Ministers should by means of experts study measures, including those possible in organs and agencies of the United Nations, which could (a) bring about a progressive elimination of barriers which interfere with free communications and peaceful trade be- tween people and (b) bring about such freer contacts and exchanges as are to the mutual advantage of the countries and peoples con- cerned. 4. The Foreign Ministers of the Four Powers will meet at Geneva during October to initiate their consideration of these questions and to determine the organisation of their work. Communique on Negotiations Between the Soviet Union and the Federal Republic of Germany, September 13, 1955' From September 9 to 13 negotiations were held in Moscow between the Government delegation of the Soviet Union and the Government delegation of the German Federal Republic. On the Soviet side there took part the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union, Marshal (Nikolai A.) Bulganin, head of the delegation; (Nikita S.) Khrushchev, member of the Pre- sidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union; (Vyacheslav M.) Molotov, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of. the Soviet Union and Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union; (-Michael G.) Pervukhin, First Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union; Ivan G. Kabanov, Minister of Foreign Trade; (Vladimir S.) Smynov, Deputy Foreigii Minister of the Soviet Union. On the Federal German Republic side the following took part in the talks: Federal Chancellor Dr. (Konrad) Adenauer, head of the delegation; Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal German Re- public Dr. (Heinrich) von Brentano; State Secretary of Foreign Affairs (Professor Walter Hallstein; State Secretary of the Office of the Office of the Federal Chancellor Dr. (Hans) Glebke; Chairman I Department of State files.
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