740.00113 E.W./7–844: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Harriman) to the Secretary of State

2469. As far as our records show, London’s 4320, May 2990 and 5211, June [July] 1, 4 p.m.91 were not repeated to this Mission and I am not entirely clear as to just what the Department wishes me to propose to the Soviet Government. I take it from the Department’s 4659, June 12 to London and 1614, July 492 to me that the Department envisages informal discussions to be held in London, but outside of the EAC, between experts of the three countries and that these discussions would cover the seven questions enumerated in message to London cited in Department’s 1614, July 4, 6 p.m. to Moscow with possible addition of question of labor service. Is it desired that I extend an invitation to Russians to appoint technical experts to engage in such conversations or has this been discussed with the Soviet representatives in London?

  1. See footnote 77, p. 234.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Regarding telegram 1614, see footnote 88, p. 240.