File No. 704.6200/41a

The Secretary of State to the Swiss Minister ( Ritter)

No. 346

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that telegrams have been received from the consular representatives of this Government at numerous cities abroad reporting that there are no Swiss consuls at those places to whom German interests can be turned over. For example, I am advised that there are no Swiss consular officers at Barbados, Cairo, Martinique, Hongkong, Azores, Lourenço Marques, and Port of Spain.

I should be greatly pleased if you will ascertain by telegraph the wishes of the German Government as to what disposition it desires to have made of its interests at such places where there are no Swiss consular officers.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing