Progress report. I've bn. playing it slow. Want to get away from phased w'drawal startg. in a year.
Danger – break by E. Foreign Minister. P.M. & King are trying to restrain him. Strong stand over Emp. Roach has done good.
| Want memo. summing up factors (of strength) if we had a row.
x| With Ty & M/D & econ. Dpts.
i) No recent apprecn from Sudan itself. Cd. we get one?
Pro-Egypt Party of rich: but masses hate Egyptians.
They don't like E: but may climb in on their side if they seem to be winning.
Stevenson says E. Party has lost ground recently.
ii) What is U.S. attitude now? In view of M/E. Bd. etc.
They are "peace & quiet" over E. Drawg. them in to M/E. for their own educn.
Wd. like to settle E. ques. Wonder wtr., with new M/E Bd., I cd. get E. to move over to new idea of partnership (equal) vice occupn.
That was E.S.'s line.
U.S. don't want M/E. H.Q. in Egypt. Fight them on that.
Taken from C.M. 57(51) - Meeting held on 1 August 1951.