The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Canada (Clark)

No. 1469

The Secretary of State refers to the Legation’s airgram no. A–20 of June 18, 1943 reporting Mr. Norman Robertson’s comments on the current London discussions and on post-war commercial policy.

The Legation is requested, if it perceives no objection, to take a suitable opportunity to ask Mr. Robertson to elaborate on his comments relative to multilateral agreements and bilateral agreements. It would be helpful, for instance, if he would indicate by concrete examples a little more specifically what he means by expressing the feeling that multilateral agreements might be on broad bases implemented by bilateral agreements.