793.94/10162: Telegram

The Consul at Geneva (Bucknell) to the Secretary of State

321. Consulate’s 320, September 20, 8 p.m.40 From Harrison. Avenol told me that tomorrow’s meeting would be primarily to consider procedure; predicted Chinese request for participation and choice of President, who would be probably representative of a country not directly interested, possibly the representative of Latvia. He also told me that Amau, Japanese Minister to Switzerland, had called this afternoon evidently for the purpose of bringing pressure on the League. Amau had expressed the hope that the League would do nothing to complicate the situation and had stated categorically that if invited to take part in the Advisory Committee, Japan would either decline or ignore the invitation. [Harrison.]

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