Franklin D. Roosevelt

Joint Statement with Prime Minister MacDonald.

April 25, 1933

DURING the day the Prime Minister and the President have discussed the problems of the debt of the British Government to the United States Government. Both have faced the realities and the obligations and both believe that as a result there is laid the basis of a clearer understanding of the situation affecting the two Nations.

It would be wholly misleading to intimate that any plan or any settlement is under way. It is the simple truth that thus far only preliminary explorations of many different routes have been commenced. The point to be emphasized is that with the most friendly spirit progress is being made. After the Prime Minister's departure these conversations can well continue in London and Washington.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Joint Statement with Prime Minister MacDonald. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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