Working Group to examine the question of a permanent headquarters for NATO

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Working Group to examine the question of a permanent headquarters for NATO

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1952

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The AC/18 chronological series contains the records of the Working Group to examine the question of a permanent headquarters for NATO in Paris. The Working Group was set up by the Council on 28 April 1952 (see C-R(52)1). It was not given any official terms of reference, but its successive activity reports provide more details on its mission. NATO moved into its temporary premises in the Palais de Chaillot on 16 April 1952. The Working Group's mission was to choose the best possible location for the future permanent HQ of the newly-created International Staff in Paris (see AC/18-R/1). It was chaired by Mr Van Vredenburch, Deputy Secretary General (see AC/18-R/1). The Belgian, French, Norwegian, American and Portuguese delegations accepted the Secretary General's invitation and appointed a representative to the Working Group (see C-M(52)24). The Working Group held four meetings, each of which began with a presentation by the French Representative on the new proposals he had received from the French Government. At the end of these meetings, the Working Group submitted its proposals to the Council in the form of reports (see C-R(52)1). The discussions were treated as confidential in order to obviate any danger of prejudicing negotiations in progress for the purchase of the land (see C-M(52)24 and C-M(52)54). The Working Group held its last meeting on 24 June 1952.

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