Memorandum by the Secretary of State

The new French Ambassador2 called to pay his respects. Apart from the usual exchange of greetings and welcome, the Ambassador repeated and elaborated the attitude of his Government towards our reciprocity program and connected it up closely with any movement for peace. He said that his Government was in the most thorough accord with my Government in support of this program and movement and that they would be watching every opportunity to confer, collaborate and cooperate. I thanked him and expressed my gratification to be told what I really already knew about the favorable attitude of the Ambassador himself and that of his Government towards this program. He expressed himself upon leaving as believing that the British and French and the United States Governments could and should collaborate and cooperate in the work of economic restoration and that this would make it possible to bring same about.

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  1. Georges Bonnet.