File No. 763.72119So/5

The Ambassador in France ( Sharp) to the Secretary of State


3453. Your 3352, March 22, 4 p.m. Upon communicating this morning to the Minister for Foreign Affairs the statement of the attitude of our Government in regard to unofficial international conferences, Mr. Pichon asked me to transmit to you his sincere thanks for such a clear and able exposition of that attitude. He told me that it exactly comported with the views upon the subject entertained by not only the British and French Governments, but by the Italian as well. He was very complimentary in his reference [Page 175] to the manner in which these principles were fully set forth, saying that they well typified those upon which all democratic governments should be founded and administered.