August 11, 1959

DETENTE: Washington – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave a press conference today on the purpose of his scheduled forthcoming talks with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev. Eisenhower said it was part of efforts being made to put an end to the stalemate that has been created by the Cold War. The US president described the context for the visits, stressing that US bases abroad had been set up solely for defense purposes. Eisenhower underlined that he would ask Khrushchev to help improve relations between East and West, something which he said was necessary for a summit meeting. He also said that no efforts should be spared to bring about the right atmosphere in which the major powers could discuss world problems. GEORGIOS GRIVAS: The former leader of the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization (EOKA), Georgios Grivas, has made a trip to Corfu for the sole purpose of having an audience with the king, to present his views on Cyprus and on the domestic situation. Grivas was reportedly received at the king’s residence, Mon Repos, but there was no announcement from either party.