A telegram from Ambassador to Syria Kato responding to the Foreign Minister of Japan’s instructions for Special Envoy Nakayama’s visit to Syria.
August 9, 1985
Cable No. 656, Ambassador Kato to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Main Points of Response to Remarks of Prime Minister’s Special Envoy)'
Primary: First Middle East Division
Sent: Syria, August 09, 1985, 11:58
Received: MOFA, August 09, 1985, 19:08
To: Foreign Minister
From: Ambassador Kato
Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Main Points of Response to Remarks of Prime Minister’s Special Envoy)
No. 656 Secret Top Urgent Q55ID
Re: Your Telegram, First Middle East Division’s Telegram No. 395
Regarding the main points of the remarks in part 4 of paragraph 1 of your initial telegram, first of all, the Government of Japan intends to strengthen henceforth the overall relationship with Syria. [TN: rest of body of telegram blacked out]. (End)
A telegram from Ambassador Kato of Japan to the Foreign Minister indicating that Syria’s response to Special Envoy Nakayama’s is attached.
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