611.5131/1887: Telegram

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

2493. Embassy’s telegrams 2160, September 25, 6 p.m. and 2227, September 28, 4 p.m.27

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Bousquet told Fullerton today in the course of a conversation relating to other questions that the French Government was increasingly anxious to open negotiations leading to a revision of the trade agreement at such time as the neutrality act might be modified. He said that it was his view that considerable concessions should be made by the French Government in the nature of derogations from existing import prohibitions in favor of American goods. He said that the French Government still felt that the negotiations if and when entered into should take place in France and that if the situation did not permit them to be held in Paris they might be held in Langeais (Tours area).

  1. Neither printed.