Memorandum of Conversation, by the Director of the Office of Near Eastern and African Affairs (Murray)

The Afghan Minister called at his request upon Mr. Murray. The Minister made the following observations.

[Here follow discussions of miscellaneous matters.]

He understood that there are an increasing number of American flag ships on the United States–India run. He felt, therefore, that this might be a suitable time to establish a separate Afghan shipping quota.
He hoped that something could be done to lessen the difficulties being experienced at present in securing shipping space and import licenses for items of Afghan produce.
His Government urgently needs certain supplies of paper for which export licenses have been submitted to FEA. These licenses have not yet been issued and the Minister hoped that they might be in the near future.

Mr. Murray replied that the several matters mentioned by the Minister would be looked into with a view to corrective or helpful action where possible. [Here follows further discussion of unrelated matters.]