The Ambassador in China ( Hurley ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 12:30 p.m.]
2086. Foreign Office informs us in strict confidence that two groups of Thai nationals, one civil and one military, have arrived in Kunming secretly from Thailand for talks with Chinese Government officials and that head of civil group bears an autographed letter from Thai Premier.3 Foreign Office desires to ascertain views of American Government as to how to deal with the delegation and what general lines of policy should be pursued. Foreign Office states arrangements will be made in due course after delegation’s arrival in Chungking for us to meet them informally and is making similar approach to British Embassy.
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Foreign Office states no objection to informing Thai Minister.4