711.162/17: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Salvador (Engert)

25. Your 30, June 15, 7 p.m.15 You may propose opening of negotiations for the general treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights as suggested in last paragraph of your 18, May 9, 3 p.m. In so doing it seems appropriate to refer to the Foreign Office note of July 19, 1922, and to state that the Department’s treaty program was delayed pending the approval by the Senate of the treaty concluded with Germany. Such approval having now been given, Department has proposed or is about to propose the negotiation of similar general treaties to a number of Central American and South American as well as European countries. Department hopes that the negotiation of such a treaty is still agreeable to the Government of Salvador and is ready to submit draft text on receipt of a favorable response.

If proposal accepted text will be promptly mailed to you. It seems unnecessary to mention again the proposal for a modus vivendi.

  1. Not printed; it inquired whether the Department desired the Minister to take any further action.