The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Gifford) to the Secretary of State
4009. Lloyd,1 SEA Department, informs us Bevin yesterday made unsuccessful attempt persuade Liaquat accept US proposals re Afghan-Pakistani conversations. (Embtel 3989, January 18).2 Liaquat stated he was unable accept so long as US refuses affirm validity Durand Line.3
Repeated info Kabul 14, Karachi 63.
- J. O. Lloyd, Assistant, South-East Asia Department, British Foreign Office.↩
- Not printed, but see footnote 3, supra.↩
- In telegram 656, from Karachi, January 20, Ambassador Warren reported as follows: “Zafrulla confirmed to me this morning that Bevin and Liaquat have discussed Pakistani-Afghan relations in the course of their general review of political matters. He said that he will ask the Prime Minister to give me an answer. I think it would be a mistake should the Afghan Charge issue a press statement before the Department has a statement of Liaquat’s position.” (689.90D/1–2051)↩