The Secretary General of the League of Nations (Drummond) to the Secretary of State

C. L. 192.1924. IX

Sir: In pursuance of my letter of December 9th, 1924,39 I have the honour to inform you that, at its meeting held in Rome on December [Page 27]9th, 1924, the Council of the League of Nations decided that the International Conference to examine the draft Convention for the control of the international traffic in arms, munitions and implements of war, prepared by the Temporary Mixed Commission for the reduction of armaments,40 and to conclude a Convention on this matter, will meet at the Secretariat of the League of Nations in Geneva on Monday, May 4th, 1925 at 4 p.m.

The Governments of the following countries have already signified their willingness to be present at this Conference:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Denmark
  • Esthonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan*
  • Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats & Slovenes
  • Latvia
  • Netherlands
  • Persia
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay.

I have [etc.]

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[For the] Secretary-General
  1. Not printed.
  2. For draft convention, see Foreign Relations, 1924, vol. i, p. 56; also League of Nations, Report of the Temporary Mixed Commission for the Reduction of Armaments (A. 16. 1924. IX, annex IV).
  3. The participation of Japan is conditional upon the representation at the Conference of the States mentioned in Article 32 of the draft Convention. These States are Belgium, United States of America, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and Russia. [Footnote in the original.]