711.008 North Pacific/315: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Japan (Grew)

105. Your No. 201, March 25, 2 a.m.

The revised draft press communiqué is acceptable and release will be made at 10:30 p.m. this evening Eastern Standard Time for tomorrow morning’s papers.
With reference to your paragraph 6 the Department authorizes confirmation with regard to the character of the Japanese undertaking by informal letter as suggested. The text of the letter should adhere to the sense of and perhaps refer to the final paragraph of the revised draft communiqué.
I desire to commend and to express appreciation of the painstaking and effective efforts of the Embassy in the difficult negotiations just concluded. I also authorize you in your discretion to convey orally to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr. Yoshizawa an expression of appreciation of their sincere and helpful collaboration.