740.00112 EW/1–2640

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Caffery)

352. London’s 935, January 26 to Department repeated to Paris.15 After consultation with British Embassy, which presumably has similar instructions please invite appropriate French authorities to participate in forthcoming negotiations with the Swiss with particular reference to aspects thereof in which France has direct interest. It is planned that negotiations will include both economic warfare and Safehaven16 considerations, and presentation will, of course, depend on conversations which Delegation will have in London and Paris [Page 776] (it is on the point of leaving) and on the military situation at the time of arrival at Bern.

Sent Paris repeated London and Bern.18

  1. Not printed.
  2. Code name for sending and concealing Axis assets abroad, and project by United States and British Governments to locate and gain control of these assets. For documentation on this subject, see vol. ii, pp. 852 ff.
  3. Repeated to London as No. 711 and Bern as No. 499.