Telegram from the Foreign Office to the British Embassy in Paris on the Suez Crisis (28 August 1956)

On 28 August 1956, the Foreign Office in London sends a telegram to the British Embassy in Paris in which it recommends that, when speaking to French Foreign Minister Christian Pineau, British diplomats should inform him of the advantage of also holding discussions on the Suez issue in the Western European Union (WEU) Permanent Council. The Foreign Office considers the WEU forum to be a more intimate setting that would allow for franker speaking.

Source and copyright

Source: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Foreign Office, Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966. AFRICA (J): Egypt (JE). Suez dispute: referral to UN Security Council; action by international bodies. 09/08/1956-04/09/1956, FO 371/119174.

Copyright: (c) The National Archives of the United Kingdom

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