867N.01/1418: Telegram

The Minister in Egypt ( Fish ) to the Secretary of State

13. The Minister of Foreign Affairs this morning requested me, in response to a message received from Prince Abdel Moneim at London and at the direction of the Prime Minister, to communicate to my Government the strong hope of the Egyptian Government that the Government of the United States would take no action during the course of the Palestine Conference at London which might tend to prevent the reaching of an agreement. He added that the Egyptian Government would like to receive an answer to this communication.

I remarked that I would communicate the message and inform him of the reply of my Government when received.

The Foreign Minister explained that a similar request was being made of all American representatives in Arab countries participating at London, the initiative having been taken by the Arab representative at London and transmitted by the heads of the national delegations to their respective Governments.

Fish