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.
SV. Lloyd out of car
SV. Gromyko out of car
SV. Couve de Murville into villa
SV. Herter into villa
LV.PAN Police and pressmen wait
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Background: 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.