711.932/10–3148: Telegram

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

1550. Dept believes Treaty Department revision para. 2 (Embtel 2046, Oct. 31) undesirable because (1) appears continue Art XI partially [Page 772] in force (2) neglects Senate intention regarding further negotiations (3) paraphrasing risky in any event. Proposed amendment para. 3 protocol exchange ratifications FCN treaty (Embtel 2054, Nov. 1) acceptable. Instrument ratification being prepared. Will be forwarded soonest.

Dept strongly prefers exchange notes GATT, ITO, Trust Territory either simultaneously with or before exchange ratifications treaty. However, if ForMin unwilling, Emb authorized agree procedure suggested Treaty Department (Embtel 2046, Oct. 31).