611.5531/735: Telegram

The Ambassador in Belgium (Gibson) to the Secretary of State

37. Mr. Suetens, Director General Commercial Section of the Foreign Office, is extremely anxious to contact Culbertson7 now in Praha regarding the Belgian counter draft on the general provisions which is shortly to be sent to Washington. The Embassy was very recently given the opportunity of reviewing the Belgian counter draft which is practically completed. The impression gained at that time was that the Belgian Government had made an effort to meet our views but has encountered obstacles. Suetens feels very definitely that these differences could be discussed with mutual advantages in a meeting between Culbertson and himself and before counter draft is sent to Washington.

Request that Culbertson be given authorization to visit Brussels at first convenient opportunity.

  1. Paul T. Culbertson, Assistant Chief of the Division of European Affairs.