800.6176/500: Telegram

The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State

4109. Reference Department’s telegrams 3859, May 15, 1 p.m. and 3998, May 19, midnight.23 Interdepartmental meeting British Government representatives today unanimously expressed willingness hold preliminary rubber talks in Washington if State Department extends invitation and Dutch get similar invitation. Dutch strongly endorse Washington talks.

Subject to security regulations second half June considered convenient time by both Governments.

British and Dutch welcome idea of learning about synthetic problems at first hand and opportunity meet larger number United States industry representatives.

Names of both British and Dutch delegates will be forthcoming promptly after invitation received.

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