741.8411/10–2444: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Ethiopia (Caldwell)

161. Department has been discussing the subject of your 214, October 24, with the British Embassy.22 Further word will be sent you shortly.

  1. Conversations concerning the British claim to control the Ogaden and the reserved areas were held between the Chief of the Division of African Affairs (Villard) and Mr. John Russell, Second Secretary of the British Embassy, on October 30 and November 4, 1944. The information received by Mr. Villard in these conversations corresponded to that received from the Legation in Ethiopia. Memoranda of the conversations were received in the Legation on November 22.