740.00112 European War 1939/8294: Telegram

The Minister in Sweden ( Johnson ) to the Secretary of State

1369. Together with British Chargé d’Affaires I have just delivered invitation to Acting Secretary General of Foreign Office (my number [Page 762] 1368, April 27, 6 p.m.45). Mr. Söderblom expressed thanks and appreciation of Swedish Government for invitation. He said that it would be submitted immediately to Prime Minister and Cabinet and that he did not anticipate any questions would arise which would delay formal acceptance. He stated informally that he thought Swedish delegation would be able to leave for London in about a week. Both his reaction to wording of note and that of Hägglöf who was present was not critical and Hägglöf remarked that he realized how difficult it would be to give a detailed agenda. He mentioned that terms of our invitation were broad but that they were obviously a basic agenda.

Repeated to London as my 222.

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