711.182/2: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Costa Rica (Gallman)


13. Department’s 20, September 20, 1923, 6 p.m. and Legation’s 46, September 27, 1923, 9 a.m.1

The United States would be pleased now to enter upon negotiations with Costa Rica for a treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights similar to the treaty signed on December 8, 1923 by the United States and Germany2 (treaty series No. 725), and the treaty signed February 22, 1926, between the United States and Salvador.3

In September, 1923, the Government of Costa Rica was favorable toward entering into such negotiations. Ascertain and telegraph Department whether they are now favorable.4

In regard to commercial provisions the principle embodied in the draft treaty to be submitted by the United States would be unconditional most-favored-nation treatment. Should Costa Rica find it agreeable to enter into negotiations, the Department will send you a draft of the treaty with instructions.

  1. Neither printed.
  2. Foreign Relations, 1923, vol. ii, p. 22.
  3. Ibid., 1926, vol. ii, p. 912.
  4. Negotiations were suspended while the Senate had under consideration the treaty signed with Germany.