The thirteenth Bilderberg meeting took place on 20, 21 and 22 March 1964 in the United States at Williamsburg (Virginia) under the chairmanship of H. R. H. the Prince of the Netherlands.
There were ninety-four participants representing the United States, Canada and eleven West European countries as well as various international organizations, and drawn from leaders in the field of politics (governments and parliaments), business, journalism, public service (national and international), the liberal professions and professional associations.
In accordance with the rules adopted at each meeting, all participants spoke in a purely personal capacity without in any way committing whatever government or organization they might belong to. In order to enable participants to speak with the greatest possible frankness, the discussions were confidential with no representatives of the press being admitted. The Prince, however, did receive press representatives on the eve of the conference.
The discussions were centered on the following points:
THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE OF:
I APPARENT CHANGES IN THE COMMUNIST WORLD
(A) Soviet internal developments
(B) the Communist Bloc
II POSSIBLE CHANGES IN THE ATTITUDE OF THE USSR TO THE WEST
III RECENT DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE WESTERN WORLD
1. how the Atlantic nations should organize themselves
2. attitudes toward relations with the Communist countries including China
1. NATO strategy
2. sharing of responsibility for nuclear deterrent
1. recent developments in the Common Market notably in relation to agriculture and their impact
2. UN Conference on trade and development, GATT/Kennedy Round
3. International Finance
(a) balance of payments adjustment and capital markets
(b) liquidity and further evolution of the international monetary structure
4. East-West trade
(a) trade with the USSR and European satellites
(b) trade with Communist China and Cuba
( c) trading rules and restrictions of credits
(d) coordination of Atlantic Community policy.
It should be noted that item III (C) 4. (East-West trade) was dealt with at the beginning of the discussion on Chapter III, more especially because of its connexion with Chapter II and item III (A) 2. This is the chronological order of discussion used as the basis for the present minutes.
Additionally, item III (C) 3. (International Finance) could not be dealt with in the time available because of the extensive exchange of views which occurred in respect of other items.