File No. 701.6292/5

The Chargé in Siam ( Arnold) to the Secretary of State


Minister for Foreign Affairs requests me to ascertain if my Government would have any objection to the German and Austrian chargés d’affaires passing through the Pajiama Canal. They intend returning to Europe on the Danish steamer Fionia, leaving here at the end of this month for Copenhagen via Panama Canal. British Government has refused to allow them to go through Suez Canal. Minister for Foreign Affairs asked me to state that he would be glad if objections were made as it would compel chargés d’affaires to take Danish boat Falstamd, leaving Siam about the middle of this month for London via Cape of Good Hope, to which they objected they would be going into the danger zone.