751G.00/7–2154: Telegram

The United States Delegation to the Department of State


Secto 718. Repeated information Paris 128, Saigon 97. Offroy of French del tells us that following conclusion of conference today he is pursuing negotiations with Viet Minh del regarding protection of French economic interests in North Vietnam and regarding conditions under which Frenchmen will be allowed to continue to reside there. According to Offroy French do not propose for present to have any sort of official representation in North Vietnam after evacuation French Expeditionary Corps and have rejected Viet Minh proposal for Viet Minh representation in Paris.