The Department of State to the Italian Embassy

Aide Memoire

Replying to the inquiry contained in the Aide-Memoire of the Royal Italian Embassy handed to the Secretary of State on October 18, 1923,82a concerning the proposal of a preliminary meeting of experts of the countries most interested with a view to determining the technical questions to be discussed by the several sections of the Conference which is to be held in Rome, the Secretary of State informs His Excellency the Italian Ambassador that it would be inconvenient for the Government of the United States to send experts to this preliminary meeting; and, therefore, in view of the circumstances, it regrets that it is not in a position to accept the courteous invitation.

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