893.51/3048: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Japan (Bell)

423. Your 579, November 9, 1 p.m.31

You may inform Japanese Government that this Government proposes to address the Belgian Government as follows and state that this Government hopes the Japanese Government may make an identic communication:

“I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of November 4, 1920,31 referring to the fact that the representatives of the American, British, French and Japanese Groups had voted, at the Consortium meeting held at New York last month, to approve the admission of a Belgian Banking Group in the Chinese Consortium, subject to the approval of the respective Governments of the parties concerned.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that this Government approves of the admission to the Consortium of a Belgian Banking [Page 595] Group on the same terms as those accepted and approved by the American, British, French and Japanese Banking Groups.”

Acting upon suggestion of Japanese Government this text is being submitted to British and French Governments with a view to its use in identic communications to the Belgian Government.

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