1956 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference
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|8th Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference|
|Host country||United Kingdom|
|Dates||27 June–6 July 1956|
|Chair||Sir Anthony Eden
British bases in Ceylon, Cyprus, Cold War
The 1956 Commonwealth Prime Ministers' Conference was the eighth Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Nations. It was held in the United Kingdom in June 1956, and was hosted by that country's Prime Minister, Sir Anthony Eden.
In international affairs, the leaders expressed their support for the People's Republic of China and Japan being admitted to the United Nations (see China and the United Nations) and welcomed liberalization in the Soviet Union under Nikita Khrushchev hailing the "significant changes" in Soviet domestic and foreign policy as being positive steps for world peace. British attempts to negotiate a diplomatic settlement over Greek and Turkish claims regarding the soon to be independent British colony of Cyprus were also discussed.
- "1956: The prime ministers of the Commonwealth attend a meeting at Number 10, Downing Street, London | Flickr - Photo Sharing!". Flickr. 1956-06-27. Retrieved 2013-11-12.