Extract from minutes of the 64th meeting of the WEU Council (7 November 1956)

On 7 November 1956, the Council of Western European Union (WEU) meets in London to analyse the developments in the situation in the Middle East following the Franco-British military intervention in the Suez Canal area in Egypt. At the meeting, United Kingdom Permanent Representative Lord Samuel Hood and his French counterpart Jean Chauvel welcome the joint action taken by their two countries and note that the objectives have been achieved. Answering questions put by the Dutch representative Dirk Stikker, Lord Hood discusses the matter of restoring the Suez Canal to working order and the problem of oil supplies for Europe, as well as the functions of the future international police force. Lord Hood also affirms that it would be desirable for the WEU Member States to be involved in setting up this force.

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Source: Council of the Western European Union. Extract from minutes of 64 meeting of WEU Council, held on 7 November 1956. I. Politique générale. CR (56) 30. p 2.

Archives nationales de Luxembourg (ANLux). http://www.anlux.lu. Western European Union Archives. Secretariat-General/Council’s Archives. 1954-1987. Subjects dealt with by various WEU organs. Year: 1956. File 421.00. Volume 1/1.

Copyright: (c) WEU Secretariat General - Secrétariat Général UEO

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