U.S. in Contact with Other Nations on Havens for Refugees, Hull Reports

Great Britain and the United States are keeping in close touch with potential “haven” countries, especially those of Latin America, in preparation for the forthcoming refugee conference in Bermuda, Secretary of State Cordell Hull said today.

Hull reminded questioners at his press conference that since the Havana meeting of 1940 we have established special relations on the refugee problem with every country that has indicated a willingness to receive even a few of the Nazi victims.

Asked what was being done to find shelter for refugees in Turkey, and to admit other countries to the Bermuda conference as observers, Hull said Britain and the United States are making all possible efforts to find out what countries are willing to take refugees on satisfactory terms. Any terms that would assure the refugees safety would be satisfactory, he added.

Hull said that the problem which he called urgent and important, was receiving attention every day and that the date of the conference would be announced soon.

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