562.8F2/46: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Bingham ) to the Secretary of State

289. From Johnson. Embassy’s 277, May 11,5 p.m. Draft agenda has been officially confirmed with no change except that opening address will be made by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries who will open the Conference at 4:15 p.m. on Monday, May 24.

Foreign Office states that the following Governments have accepted invitations to the Conference: Canada, New Zealand, Germany, the Argentine and Norway. South Africa is sending an observer. Australia will be represented by the United Kingdom delegates. Portugal has not replied to the invitation. Japan has so far declined to send a representative. [Johnson.]