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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa

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ducted. It is still our hope that they may be concluded in time to
permit the treaty to be presented to the Senate before the adjourn-
ment of Congress.
711.652/99: Telegram
   The Ambamsador in Italy (Phillips) to the Secretary of State
                                    RoME, July 10, 1937-11 a. m.
                                    [Received July 10-8:45 a. m.]
  320. My 318, July 7, 2 p. M.'4 In a further conversation with Sen-
ator Giannini today he stated that the Italian Government would now
be prepared to accept the American exchange proposals contained in
article 8 of the proposed conventions provided it could receive some
assurance regarding the possibilities of subsequently concluding a
trade agreement. Senator Giannini again stated that he hoped that
it would be possible to obtain further information regarding the
American views with respect to the Italian suggestions for a trade
agreement. He added that while he himself would be absent from
Rome for the next 3 weeks he would return if necessary to conclude
the negotiations.
711.652/101: Telegram
  The Ambassador in Italy (Phillips) to the Secretary of State
                                      Ronm, July 14, 1937-6 p. m.
                                    [Received July 143: 40 p. m.]
  329. In the hope that the negotiations for the treaty of friendship
and commerce are nearing the point of successful conclusion, may it
not be possible at the present time to give consideration to the two
points with respect to which discussion has up to now been reserved
for the reasons set forth in my 533, December 16, 6 p. M.,'5 namely, the
preamble and article 20?
  With respect to the first of these it is my understanding that both
the United States and Italy signed the multilateral convention con-
cluded at Montreux in May of this year for the abolition of capitula-
tions in Egypt '8 and I presume that in this connection no difficulty
was raised if the title "King Emperor" was used in the designation
  14Not printed.
  '5Foreign Relations, 1936, vol. II, p. 358.
  'd See pp. 615 if.; for text of convention signed May 8, 1937, see Department
State Treaty Series No. 939, or 53 Stat. 1645.

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