851.51/5–846: Telegram

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


2087. See my 1708 of April 10, 1946.48 I trust French loan negotiations will be successfully concluded and results announced within 10 days. Elections June 2 mean that every passing day is day lost to Socialists, et cetera, for capitalization of Blum’s success. Foregoing is based on my earnest hope that it proves possible to provide at minimum a total credit exceeding one billion dollars, including Eximbank [apparent garble] loan larger than November’s 550 million.

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