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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

Egypt,   pp. 615-678 PDF (24.1 MB)

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of the lists of their institutions in Egypt so far as such information
may come to your knowledge, including, in particular, the lists finally
agreed upon with the Egyptian Government.
  Very truly yours,                    For the Secretary of State:
                                               HuGH R. Wnsox
     The Secretary of State to the Mini8ter in Egypt (Fish)
No. 260                           WASHINGTON, October 11, 1937.
  SIR: You will recall that Article XI of the Convention Regarding
the Abolition of the Capitulations in Egypt signed May 8, 1937,49 looks
forward to the eventual negotiation of a consular convention between
the United States and Egypt. While existing immunities in respect
of consular premises, taxes and duties are guaranteed by the final
paragraph of that article during a period of three years as from May
8, 1937, it seems appropriate to give consideration now to the draft
of such a convention.
  The Department has not definitely decided whether to propose nego-
tiations in the near future or to await the outcome of negotiations
for consular conventions between Egypt and Great Britain, France,
Italy, Greece and Belgium. The Department invites your comment
on this point.
  You are requested to ascertain discreetly the intentions of the
most interested powers in connection with the negotiation of consular
-conventions with Egypt. Four copies of a draft consular conven-
tion 5' are herewith enclosed. It is believed that you will wish to
submit one copy each to the Consulates at Cairo, Alexandria and Port
Said for study and comment. The draft is identical with drafts re-
cently proposed by the United States to several other countries and
is based upon the consular provisions of the Treaty of Friendship,
Commerce and Consular Rights between the United States and NorP
way, signed June 5, 1928 (Treaty Series No. 852).51 Four copies of
this treaty are enclosed.
  The differences between the enclosed draft and the treaty with
Norway are largely the result of rearrangement and editing, but two
variations from the treaty with Norway are especially worthy of note.
  '9See pp. 615 ff.; for text of convention signed at Montreux, see Department
State Treaty Series No. 939, or 53 Stat. 1645.
   Not printed.
   '1Foreign Relations, 1928, vol. nI, p. 646.
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