The first 'Summit' conference--between heads of Government of the United States; Russia; Britain and France, was held in Geneva, Switzerland July 21-24, 1955.
GV Palais of Nations building.
LV Sir Anthony Eden (British Premier) and Mr. Macmillan arrive.
SCU Eden and Macmillan.
LV John Foster Dullies (US Secretary of State) arrives.
LV Mr. Khrushchev and Marshal Bulganin (then the Russian Premier) arrive.
GV From left to right, President Eisenhower, Marshal Bulganin, M. Edgar Faure (French Premier) and Sir Anthony Eden walk in grounds.
SV PAN..Police escort to building.
LV The 'Big Four' pick their seats.
LV The 'Big Four' pose for cameras.
SCU Bulganin and Ike; Ike waves.
SCU Faure waves.
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Background: The first 'Summit' conference--between heads of Government of the United States; Russia; Britain and France, was held in Geneva, Switzerland July 21-24, 1955.
Held at the Palais des Nations - European Headquarters of the United Nations--the conference produced an agreement to call a meeting of the four Foreign Ministers to consider European security and the re-unification of Germany; disarmament; and the development of closer relations between the East and West.
All four participants agreed to call for a meeting of the sub-committee of the United Nations disarmament commission the following month. Although great things were expected from this, a stalemate condition still prevails.
These decisions were contained in a joint directive to the Foreign ministers--the only document issued.
A main item on the May 16 agenda will once again be the question of Germany, and Berlin in particular.