File No. 705.6354

The Swiss Minister ( Ritter) to the Secretary of State

Department of German
Interests Doss 1 b 13


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, at the request of the Government of Sweden, the Swiss Government has agreed to assume the representation of Austro-Hungarian interests in the Philippine Islands, and that this Legation has duly notified the Swiss Consul in Manila to this effect.