875.01/223a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Commissioner in Albania (Blake)

3. On July 28 you may extend to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania written notification of the de jure recognition of Albania by the United States. In extending this recognition you may state that the Government of the United States has taken cognizance of the successful maintenance of a national Albanian Government.

Pending legislative action by Congress to establish regular diplomatic representation you will continue to act as Commissioner of the United States with the rank of Minister.

Acknowledge receipt and confirm action taken.

The fact of recognition will be given out for publication in morning papers of July 28th.