740.00119 MPC/28a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)41

6368. You should seek immediate interview with Cadogan42 and inform him by direction of the President that we have recently received requests from the Chinese and Brazilian Governments that they be accorded representation on the Political-Military Commission which is being set up at Algiers. Similar requests have likewise been received from the Yugoslav and Greek Governments. While such expansion in the size of the Commission might present certain disadvantages, we believe that it is desirable to have them represented on the Commission and suggest that their requests be given favorable [Page 796] consideration, We should appreciate receiving the views of the British Government with respect to the granting of the request of these four Governments.

A similar telegram was sent at the same time to the Chargé in the Soviet Union instructing him to take up the question with Foreign Commissar Molotov. In telegram No. 1958, November 16, 11 a.m., the Ambassador reported that he had received a note from the Soviet Foreign Office on November 11 stating that the Soviet Government considered the question settled by the decision of the Moscow Conference regarding the formation of the Advisory Council for Italy (740.00119 MPC/79).

  1. A handwritten note on the file copy, initialed by H. Freeman Matthews, Chief of the Division of European Affairs, reads: “Approved by the President”.
  2. Sir Alexander Cadogan, British Permanent Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.