At Geneva July 29 Soviet Minister Andrei Gromyko had lunch with American Secretary of State Christian Herter at the Villa Greta.
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Background: At Geneva July 29 Soviet Minister Andrei Gromyko had lunch with American Secretary of State Christian Herter at the Villa Greta.
Western spokesmen said that at the luncheon various points at issue in both the western and Communist papers exchanged the previous day were discussed.
It was agreed between Herte and Gromyko that every effort should be made to finish the work of the conference by next Wednesday August 5. Herter is leaving on Thursday morning for Santiago de Chile where he is to attend a meeting of the Organisation of American States.
As the two papers which have been put in are clearly at variance on fundamental issues, there seems to be little hope of an agreement by the time Herter leaves.
A Russian spokesman point out his Government had no objection to the conference going on without a time limit "at the present level", implying that Russia would not agree to carry on with a deputy standing in for the American Secretary of State.