740.00119 PW/1–1546

The Acting Secretary of State to the Soviet Ambassador ( Gromyko )

The Acting Secretary of State presents his compliments to His Excellency the Ambassador of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and has the honor to refer to the enclosed copy of a memorandum sent to the British Ambassador,69 together with a copy of the aide-mémoire received from the British Embassy.70

The problem of discovery and correlation of information regarding Japanese economic penetration is a matter of common concern to the several powers at war with Japan. Its solution is regarded by this Government as an important factor in eliminating the bases of Japanese aggression.

The Acting Secretary of State is addressing a similar communication to the Embassies of the Netherlands, France, and the Chinese Republic.

  1. Memorandum dated December 28, 1945, Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. vi, p. 1013.
  2. Dated September 19, 1945, ibid., p. 992.