Memorandum of Conversation, by the Chief of the Division of Southeast Asian Affairs (Moffat)88

Participants: Mr. J. Balfour,89 British Embassy
Mr. Ballantine, FE
Mr. Moffat, SEA

Mr. Balfour called by appointment at our request. Mr. Ballantine explained that the United States was anxious to establish a community of views with the British Government with regard to Thailand, and that we appreciated Mr. Balfour’s recent comment to Mr. Grew90 that he hoped that both Governments would work in close collaboration. [Page 1272] He stated that we had examined the views expressed by both Governments and had embodied in an aide-mémoire91 six points on which a full understanding was not yet established; that he thought this analysis would be very helpful; and that because of conditions generally consideration of these six points was, he felt, urgent.

[Here follows discussion regarding currency for use in Thailand.]

  1. Initialed by the Director of the Office of Far Eastern Affairs.
  2. British Minister.
  3. Memorandum of conversation of June 15 by the Acting Secretary of State, not printed.
  4. Infra.