740.00119 European Advisory Commission/11–644: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the American Representative to the French Provisional Government (Caffery)

366. Department’s 363, November 8.24 This Government will be happy to accept France as full member of European Advisory Commission.

As indicated in Department’s telegram under reference British propose that Prime Minister inform French of British concurrence [Page 99] during his visit to Paris. Time and manner of informing French of this Government’s concurrence is left to your judgment.

We agree to proposal that statements of American, British and Soviet Governments be communicated to French on November 11 and that the publication of decision be simultaneous. Please so inform your British and Soviet colleagues and correlate with them the necessary arrangements at the same time keeping us fully informed so that we may make arrangements for release here at the time selected by you.

Text of this Government’s statement will be sent to you shortly.25

London and Moscow informed.

  1. Not printed; it reported receipt of the British Embassy’s aide-mémoire of November 7, p. 97, and stated that the matter had been referred to President Roosevelt for decision (740.00119 EAC/11–644).
  2. For the statement regarding full membership for the Provisional Government of France on the European Advisory Commission, released to the press on November 11, 1944, see Department of State Bulletin, November 12, 1944, p. 583. The text of this statement was sent in telegram 383, November 9, 8 p.m., to Paris (740.00119 EAC/11–944).