Reference: Your Despatch No. 14 of January 7, 1953.?
During a visit to the Department on November 14, 1952, Mr. F. Noblet, Assistant Treasurer of the International Nickel Company of Canada in New York, said that his company was considering the possibility of accepting, in England, the amounts in sterling which have been offered by the Soviet authorities, assuming that some procedure for doing so would be acceptable to the United Kingdom authorities. Mr. Noblet has said nothing further to us about this possibility and in a letter of January 27, 1953, commenting on the draft note enclosed with your despatch under reference, he makes no reference to the possibility discussed in November.
2. We are considering, with the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, whether it would be desirable to pursue Mr. Noblet's earlier suggestion, either with the International Nickel Company or with the United Kingdom authorities. Until some decision is reached, I do not think there will be much point in sending further communications to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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Voir les documents 1015-1016./See Documents 1015-6.