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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

Liberia,   pp. 785-857 PDF (27.0 MB)

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Public Health Service, and representatives of the Department of
Labor who are occasionally assigned to American consulates to assist
in carrying on regular functions. The exemption which the De-
partment seeks for such officers would, of course, be accorded to the
corresponding officers of foreign governments.
  Very truly yours,                     For the Secretary of State:
                                                   WILBUR J. CARR
        Draft Articles of Proposed Consular Convention 22
                             ARTICLE I
  Each of the High Contracting Parties agrees to receive from the
other, consular officers in those of its ports, places, and cities, where
it may be convenient and which are open to consular representatives
of any foreign country.
  Consular officers of each of the High Contracting Parties shall,
after entering upon their duties, enjoy reciprocally in the territories
of the other all the rights, privileges, exemptions and immunities
which are enjoyed by officers of the same grade of the most favored
nation. As official agents, such officers shall be entitled to the high
consideration of all officials, national or local, with whom they have
official intercourse in the State which receives them.
  The Government of each of the High Contracting Parties shall fur-
nish free of charge the necessary exequatur of such consular officers
of the other as present a regular commission signed by the chief ex-
ecutive of the appointing State and under its great seal; and they
shall issue to a subordinate or substitute consular officer duly ap-
pointed by an accepted superior consular officer with the approbation
of his Government, or by any other competent officer of that Govern-
ment, such documents as according to the laws of the respective
countries shall be requisite for the exercise by the appointee of the
consular function. On the exhibition of an exequatur, or other docu-
ment issued in lieu thereof to such subordinate, such consular officer
shall be permitted to enter upon his duties and to enjoy the rights,
privileges and immunities granted by this Convention.
                           ARTICLE III
  Consular officers, including employees in a consulate, nationals of
the State by which they are appointed, other than those engaged in
private occupations for gain within the State where they exercise
I' Only the articles about which there were later negotiations are printed
here. The remaining articles are the same as the final text except for incidental

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