Press Release Issued by the Department of State on October 18, 1939 60a

The American consul at Amoy, China, Mr. Karl deG. MacVitty, telegraphed the Department of State on October 17 that late that afternoon the Chairman of the Municipal Council and the Japanese Consul General signed a final agreement settling the Kulangsu incident. The settlement has the approval of the consular body.

Consul MacVitty further telegraphed on October 18 that the American and Japanese landing forces will simultaneously withdraw from the International Settlement at 2:00 p.m. today.

For background information on the landing of the military forces of the interested governments at Kulangsu see Press Releases of May 20, 1939 (Vol. XX, No. 503), pp. 423–424.

  1. Reprinted from Department of State, Bulletin, October 21, 1939 (vol. i, No. 17), p. 407.