875.002/11: Telegram

The Minister in Albania (Grant-Smith) to the Secretary of State


58. Legation’s 56, June 19, 8 a.m. Mussolini5 has answered a telegram which was sent to him direct from Fan Noli, and the notes which the Albanian Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs addressed to my Italian colleague have been formally acknowledged in terms which are usual after there has been a normal change of Ministry. The question of recognition was not mentioned. I have been informed by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that a reply to Fan Noli’s telegram has been received from the Yugoslav Prime Minister in similar terms. The French Chargé has not received instructions as yet.

  1. Benito Mussolini, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy.