Joint Statement Following Discussions With President de Gaulle of France.
THE PRESIDENT of the United States and the President of the French Republic have had during the day of the 2nd and 3rd of September meetings, during the course of which all the questions which are of interest to the two countries have been discussed. The Prime Minister of the French Republic and the two Ministers of Foreign Affairs took part in these meetings. The conversations between the former comrades-in-arms of the Second World War took place in the very friendly and cordial atmosphere which has traditionally characterized Franco-American relations.
President Eisenhower set forth to General de Gaulle his views on U.S.-USSR relations on the eve of Mr. Khrushchev's visit to Washington and in view of the expected visit of the President of the United States to Moscow. The two Chiefs of State expressed their complete agreement on the question of Berlin. They also agreed that a Summit Conference, useful in principle, should take place only when there is some possibility of definite accomplishment.
African problems in general and those which relate to North Africa in particular were discussed at some length. The President of the United States and the President of the French Republic stressed their devotion to the Atlantic alliance. They exchanged views with respect to means of assuring a more efficient functioning of this alliance.
The two Presidents reaffirmed the importance they attach to the resumption of negotiations on general and controlled disarmament as well as to the problem of assistance to the underdeveloped areas. They also examined the means of organizing better cooperation between the two countries in the world as a whole, especially through the expansion of consultations on all major problems, political as well as military.
Note: This joint statement was released in Paris.
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Joint Statement Following Discussions With President de Gaulle of France. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/234151