893.48/10–2747: Telegram

The Ambassador in China (Stuart) to the Secretary of State

2145. Relief Agreement signed 4 a.m. [p.m.], October 2799 (re-Embtels 2133, October 24,1 and 2138, October 252) during brief ceremony [Page 1357] at FonOff as scheduled. Dr. Liu expressed appreciation Chinese Government for cordial status Sino-U. S. relations and for past assistance given China by U. S. He thereupon expressed warmest thanks of Chinese Government for assistance to be received under relief agreement. Ambassador replied briefly, referring to mutuality of interests between two countries in past and expressing hope that assistance to be granted would serve further to cement cordial close relations.

Repeated Shanghai as No. 857.

  1. At Nanking; Department of State Treaties and Other International Acts Series No. 1674, or 61 Stat. (pt. 4) 3374.
  2. Not printed; it contained the text of a press release to be issued by the Embassy on the signing of the agreement (893.48/10–2447).
  3. Not printed; it requested minor changes in the wording of the press release and the preamble of the agreement (893.48/10–2547).