880.00/7–2447: Telegram

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

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2942. Department’s 2607, July 16. I talked about the North African situation with Chauvel and he agreed that something “positive” and not “negative” must be done very soon. He said that furthermore he understands our point of view. He remarked that he has been having conversations during the past few days with Juin and other French officials from North Africa, He will prepare a summary of the French position at an early date and I will have another talk with him, and with Bidault too. (Chauvel handles the North African business for the French government.)