711.60 f 2/20: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Czechoslovakia (Gittings)


9. With reference to your telegram 12 of April 1, 9 a.m. It is gratifying to this Government to learn that Czechoslovakia has agreed to the opening of negotiations for a treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights.

It is believed that uniformity in the treaties of the United States is of importance and that this can best be attained by beginning negotiations on a draft to be submitted by this Government. The Department wishes you to make an effort to obtain the consent of the Czechoslovakian Government to this procedure. If this is agreed to, a draft of such a treaty will be sent to you immediately.