East-West Trade

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Korean armistice and east-west trade

One wholesome result of a general settlement between the nations of the free world and the Soviet Union, whether achieved by a Big Four conference or by a step-by-step process of accommodation, would be resumption on an expanding scale of trade between the East and the West.1 An “honorable armistice in Korea” was the first of the deeds for peace asked by President Eisenhower in his Apr. 16 address on foreign policy. If an honorable armistice is now achieved, the next step will be to undertake negotiation of a basic agreement on Korea, and perhaps other Far Eastern questions, at a political conference scheduled to convene 90 days after the cease-fire.

Whether or not included on the formal agenda of the ...

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