The Consul at Asmara (Smith) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 8—5:52 p.m.]
3. I have been requested to forward the following telegram to President Roosevelt.
“I thank you for your wishes which I reciprocate and am grateful Mr. Talbot Smith, your Consul, informing me that you have made Ethiopia eligible for lease-lend assistance. I wish to assure you that every possible wish will be made that lease-lend assistance should be used to the best interest of the United Nations towards the war effort. We are expecting Mr. Talbot Smith to visit us at Addis Ababa shortly in order to discuss fully lease-lend arrangements. Haile Selassie”.
See my telegrams December 12, 11 a.m.,4 January 1  noon.
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