The Secretary of State to the Chinese Ambassador ( Koo )

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to His Excellency the Chinese Ambassador and has the honor to refer to the note verbale of the Ambassador dated December 26, 1946, concerning the program for post-UNRRA relief.

The considerations in respect to the need for post-UNRRA relief in China have been carefully considered by the Department. It is expected that the Congress will begin its consideration of the President’s relief proposal in the near future and that the needs of China as well as of other countries will be considered in these deliberations.

In the meantime, of course, the UNRRA program for China will continue for some months in order to meet urgent current needs.