740.00119 PW/8–1145: Telegram

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

4870. Foreign Office asked this morning that the Secretary be informed that instructions were being given Bonnet60 to inform the Department that France would like to associate herself in current consultations relative to surrender of Japan and desired to join with other great powers in establishing terms of peace in Far East basing this claim on her interests in Indochina and her participation in war against Japan since December 8, 1944.

Dejean61 who delivered this message orally to the Counselor said that French Government was, of course, in accord with terms of ultimatum of Potsdam.

  1. Henri Bonnet, French Ambassador in the United States.
  2. Maurice Dejean, Director General of Political Affairs, French Foreign Office.