741. Telegram 451 from Geneva1

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451. From Johnson.

Without giving Wang any indication whether I am in Geneva passed message to him early afternoon today (Oct 31) through interpreter that not rpt not possible for meet as scheduled Nov 2 as necessary be present post at that time and suggest next meeting Nov 15 “according customary schedule.” Although I have determined he subsequently arrived Geneva late afternoon plane as of late tonight still have no reply. Assume this indicates he has felt it necessary consult Peiping.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.93/11–156. Secret; Priority; Limit Distribution.