710.G Commercial Agreement/48
Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Western European Affairs (Moffat) to the Assistant Secretary of State (Sayre)
Mr. Sayre: Prince de Ligne telephoned to say that he had received a telegram from Brussels with respect to the Pan American multilateral convention of which you had spoken to him last Saturday. The Belgian representative brought up the subject in the Second Commission, made a speech in its favor and emphasized the advantages of the convention. He did not adopt the form we had suggested, largely because it was not approved by the British or the Italians. Nonetheless, although presented in more general terms, the Belgian Government felt that the aim which both the American Government and the Belgian Government had in the back of their minds was now accomplished.