The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Egypt (Johnson)
Sir: Referring to the Legation’s despatch No. 745 of January 18, 1926, in the matter of the representation of Swiss interests in Egypt, the Department encloses for your information and guidance a copy of a despatch, No. 883 of June 5, 1926,13 received from the Legation at Berne enclosing a copy and translation of a note received from the Federal Political Bureau setting forth the steps taken by the Swiss Government with a view to relieving American officials in Egypt of the representation of such Swiss interests as are now under their protection.
It is desired that the Legation inform the three consular offices in Egypt of the action taken by the Swiss Government and report whether any Swiss property is in the possession of your mission or of the consulates in Egypt. It should be added that any correspondence [Page 971] or documents relating to Swiss interests which form a part of the Legation’s or Consulates’ official records or archives, are not considered as Swiss property.
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