882.51/10–2545: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Liberia ( Walton )

283. Reurtels 418 Oct 24 and 420 Oct 25. Dept glad Liberian Govt drafting 5-year economic plan and would welcome opportunity exchange ideas regarding program and financing. Dept inclined to feel however that proposed sending of Liberian delegation might well be deferred until Dept has received proposal and discussed it with interested agencies. Dept doubts direct conversations would be fruitful at this initial stage.

You should informally advise Govt above sense and suggest plan, in as much detail as possible, be submitted through Leg for Dept’s study and consideration.

Byrnes