793.94 Conference/212: Telegram

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

1576. For the Acting Secretary. My 1570, November 6, 4 p.m. Delbos telephoned to me this afternoon to say that he hoped the American delegation in Brussels would cease to propose the formation of committees or subcommittees on which France would not be represented. He went on to say that when he had called on me 2 days ago he had attempted to impress upon me the fact that the French Government would insist on being represented on any committee whatsoever which might be formed to deal with the situation in the Far East and he hoped that I had transmitted this information to my Government and to Davis.

I replied that I had.

He said that he could see no good reason why Davis should continue to propose that a committee should be formed on which France should not be represented and he hoped that Davis would receive instructions not to attempt to exclude France from any further committees.

I repeated all the foregoing to Davis by telephone.

In reply Davis asked me to telephone Delbos to request him to come to Brussels tomorrow. I did so. Delbos will reach Brussels tomorrow evening.