SOUTH VIET NAM: Agreement of a Sort

After three brooding sessions, French Premier Edgar Faure and John Foster Dulles last week proclaimed themselves in agreement on South Viet Nam. "We may have different degrees of hope," was the way Premier Faure put it, "but it is certain that our desires are the same."

Essence of what the French called "total agreement": 1) France said it would loyally support Nationalist Premier Ngo Dinh Diem, 2) the U.S., with unconcealed distaste for Bao Dai, agreed that he should stay on as absentee chief of state until a Vietnamese assembly could be elected to decide his fate.

Both the U.S. and...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!