611.60 p 31/20: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Latvia (White)

43. Your 73, August 12, 4 p.m., and 74, August 18, 1 p.m. Department’s 41 of August 11, 3 p.m. still stands. Considerations set forth in last paragraph of your 73 would appear to emphasize the necessity of the prompt conclusion of a modus vivendi pending the final conclusion and bringing into operation of a comprehensive treaty. This method of procedure which the Department desires to follow in the case of Latvia is the course followed in connection with commercial treaty negotiations with other countries including Spain,13 Poland,14 Esthonia15 and Finland.16

On August 1st Department received notification from Minister of Esthonia17 putting into force the modus vivendi signed on March 2, 1925,18 and on August 13 transmitted to the Minister copies of a draft treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights.19 Copy will be mailed to you for your information.