611.5131/1–646: Telegram

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


84. Alphand2 confirmed yesterday to member of my staff that Monnet3 is leaving shortly to inaugurate negotiations on commercial policy, etc., in Washington, but that his stay will be brief. It is uncertain whether Monnet, Alphand or some other official will be named to carry through the series of negotiations they envisage.

  1. Hervé Alphand, French Director of Economic Services; representative at the United Nations General Assembly, November–December, 1946.
  2. Jean Monnet, French Commissioner General of the Reequipment and Modernization Plan and a member of Léon Blum’s special mission to the United States.