Saturday, April 18, 2015
ADSS 1.22 Valeri, France to Maglione: French government response
ADSS 1.22 Valerio Valeri, France, to Luigi Maglione, Sec State.
Reference: Telegram 113 (AES 2400/39)
Location and date: Paris 05.05.1939.
Summary statement: The French Government prefers the message be delayed.
… Foreign Minister (1) I have [sic] impression that Government would wish message be delayed. This evening I shall see Foreign Minister again after he has spoken to president of Council of Ministers. Report will be sent through Syrian Cardinal. (2)
(1) Georges Bonnet (1889-1957), Foreign Minister 1938-39. According to Eric Phipps (1875-1945), British Ambassador to France 1937-39, Bonnet showed no enthusiasm for the proposed conference. Cf DBFP, Series 3, Volume 5, n375, p432.
(2) Ignace Gabriel Tappouni (1879-1968), Cardinal Patriarch of Antioch (Lebanon) 1929-68.