The British Ambassador (Halifax) to the Secretary of State 42
Sir: I have the honour to inform you, under instructions from His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,43 that His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom desire to obtain the consent of the United States Government to the raising of the status of the Agent General for India in Washington to that of a fully accredited Minister. I shall be grateful if you will be good enough to inform me whether this proposal is agreeable to the Government of the United States.
I have the honour to add that His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom are making a similar approach to the Government of China regarding the status of the representative of India at Chungking.
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