The Department of State to the British Embassy



With reference to the second paragraph of the British Embassy’s Aide-Mémoire (G48/2/47) of January 22, 1947, the United States Government accepts in principle the exchange of diplomatic representatives with Burma. It might be preferable, pending the holding of elections and the clarification of the Burmese political and constitutional situation, that in the initial stage the representation be of a character indicated by the titles diplomatic agent or agent general, it being understood that the officers concerned would hold the personal rank of minister.

The United States Government has no objection to the announcement on January 28 or at the conclusion of the discussions with the Burma delegation in London that the exchange of diplomatic representatives between Burma and the United States was taking place at once. The public announcement would not state the exact character of representation, which would be determined by subsequent developments and negotiations.