693.0031 Tibet/8–648

The Tibetan Cabinet Ministers to President Truman 20


Sir: For the welfare of Tibet, the Financial Secretary of the Government of Tibet, Tsepon Shakabpa, with his assistant Khenchung Changkhimpa have been sent to observe the trade conditions regarding imports from India, America, China, and England, and export of wool, Yak’s tail, and fur skins from Tibet and also to purchase gold and silver.

Kindly recognise them as our trade mission and necessary help in their discussion on trade matters and in purchasing gold and silver, considering the good relation between America and Tibet.

  1. A similar message sent to the Secretary of State, not printed.