File No. 763.72/9751
The Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs ( Goto) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 30, 1918, 10.27 a.m.]
Charged with the direction of Foreign Affairs, in this Ministry, owing to the regrettable illness and retirement of Viscount Motono, I need hardly assure you of as firm a determination as ever of this Government to promote and cement in every possible way the relations [Page 647] of mutual regard and confidence between our two nations, holding implicit faith in the final victory of our common cause to which we are unalterably committed. I am indeed proud of the privilege that is afforded me of associating myself with you in the great task before us.