The Secretary of State to the Agent and Consul General at Cairo (Howell)
7. Your 15, March 27, noon.
Such intercourse with the Egyptian Government as is essential for the conduct of the affairs of the Agency should be informal so as to avoid giving impression of recognition. You will refrain from discussion of the subject of recognition. Cable what Powers, if any, have officially recognized Egyptian Government and what steps to that end have been taken by them.