561.35E1A/108: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the United Kingdom (Johnson)

408. Your 627, October 2, 2 p.m. If the present meeting of the Provisional Council established under the Protocol of May 6 is converted [Page 958] into a meeting of the permanent council to be established under the International Sugar Agreement, you may continue to attend and to participate in the proceedings but without power to vote formally. Your appointments are specifically to the Provisional Council. Appointments to the permanent council would have to be approved by the President. The United States cannot assume the obligations of the Sugar Agreement or take formal action under it, such as by full participation in the Council which it establishes, until the Agreement has been ratified.