611.62A/6–453: Telegram

No. 195
The Secretary of State to the Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany, at Bonn1

secret priority

5415. Personal for Reber from Secretary. Please see Adenauer and inform him I discussed Blankenhorn’s visit with President. Re Bermuda meeting, President wishes you to tell Adenauer that purpose is for a general exchange of views rather than to make detailed [Page 471] decisions on variety of problems and that meetings will be informal without agenda.

While it is obviously impossible to talk about European affairs without references to German problems, President would like to assure Adenauer that no decisions affecting Germany will be taken without full consultation with Adenauer.2

President saw Blankenhorn this afternoon and told him he was sending above message to Adenauer.3

Cabling summary Blankenhorn’s meeting with President in separate telegram.4

  1. Drafted, cleared, and initialed for the Secretary of State by MacArthur.
  2. On June 5 Reber replied that the President’s message had been delivered to Adenauer who conveyed his sincere thanks for it and who noted with great satisfaction the assurance that no decisions affecting Germany would be taken at Bermuda. (Telegram 5233 from Bonn, 611.62A/6–553)
  3. For a record of this meeting, see MacArthur’s memorandum of conversation, supra.
  4. Telegram 5434 to Bonn, June 4. (611.62A/6–453)