703.5492/18: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland (Harrison)

948. Your 1420, 9th.47 Inform Thai Government that limitation of written and oral communication between Swiss representative and American Legation Bangkok and refusal by Thai-Japanese mixed committee of permission for American official group to retain sufficient domestic servants necessary under prevailing climatic conditions for adequate maintenance of health do not correspond to favorable treatment accorded Japanese officials in United States (Thai officials are of course completely at liberty) and that this Government expects the removal of these inequalities in treatment of American officials in Thailand.

Japanese Government should be informed of foregoing with statement this Government wishes instructions to be issued to Japanese officials in Thailand to work for desired improvement in situation of American officials there.

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