Memorandum of Conversation, by the Assistant Secretary of State (Long)
|Mr. Sunde, Minister of Shipping|
The Norwegian Ambassador came in this afternoon at his own request and handed me the attached note of this date3 which concerns the status of the negotiations between the agents of the Norwegian Embassy and the War Shipping Administration. The negotiators have arrived at a preliminary agreement and the Norwegian Ambassador and the Minister of Shipping, Mr. Sunde, seemed satisfied with the progress made. The Ambassador stated that in view of the fact that he had kept in contact with the Department on matters of shipping and also as far as concerns the negotiations with the War Shipping Administration, he felt it proper to advise the Department in the sense of the attached memorandum.
I told the Ambassador that we would be glad if they would come to an understanding on the points already covered and that we hoped that they would be able to come to a complete and final agreement before long.