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File No. 701.6211/449

The Swiss Minister ( Sulzer) to the Secretary of State

Department of German
Interests L d 7

Memorandum

The Minister of Switzerland, representing German interests in the United States, presents his compliments to the Secretary of State, and has the honor to inform his excellency that an agreement has been reached between the Swiss Minister and the Spanish Ambassador of this city to the effect that the Spanish Vice Consul at Panama, who is in charge of German interests in the Republic of Panama, has also assumed protection of German interests in the Canal Zone, provided that this arrangement meets with the approval of the Governments of the United States, Switzerland, Spain, and Germany.

The Minister begs leave to add that these Governments have already been advised by cable. An answer has, however, not yet been received.