793.94 Conference/202: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Bullitt) to the Secretary of State

1570. In the course of a conversation Delbos said to me this morning that he must insist that France should be represented in any committee or subcommittee set up to deal with the situation of the Far East. French interests, represented chiefly by Indo-China, were too great for him to be able to suffer the “loss of face” involved in having France eliminated from any committee. He said he did not care how large any committee might be or what other nations might be included, but he would continue to insist that France should be represented.

I have communicated this to Ambassador Davis.