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The Minister in Czechoslovakia ( Einstein ) to the Secretary of State

No. 1265

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s telegraphic instruction No. 8 of March 22, 4 p.m., and to subsequent correspondence regarding the desired conclusion between the United States and Czechoslovakia of a treaty of amity, commerce and consular rights.

In accord with this Legation’s telegram No. 12 of April 1, 9 a.m., the Czechoslovak government expressed its willingness to enter into fresh negotiations. A copy of the pertinent Foreign Office note, of April 2, 1927, is enclosed.

Pursuant to the Department’s telegraphic instruction No. 9 of April 2 [1], 6 p.m., the Ministry for Foreign Affairs was approached to ascertain whether the Czechoslovak government would be willing to begin negotiations on a draft furnished by the Department. To this the Ministry agreed, as indicated by this mission’s telegram No. 15, April 18, 1 p.m., which the enclosed translation of a Foreign Office note of April 12, 1927 confirms.

I have [etc.]

Lewis Einstein
[Enclosure 1]

The Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the American Legation

No. 43.834/IV–5/27

In reply to the Note of the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim No. 958 of March 25, 19278 concerning the conclusion of a treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with high appreciation of the purpose involved has the honor to make known that it has already taken all the necessary steps for preparing a basis for negotiations bearing on previous propositions which were transmitted during March of last year by the Czechoslovak Minister at Washington.

The said propositions looked to the conclusion of a treaty on the model of the Treaty of Commerce concluded on December 8, 1923 between the United States and Germany.

If the Legation should desire to complete or modify this project the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would appreciate learning its point of view thereon in order that pertinent supplements or modifications may be considered.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs avails itself of this occasion to renew to the Legation of the United States of America the assurances of its high consideration.

[Enclosure 2]

The Czechoslovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the American Legation

No. 49.238/IV–5/27

In reply to the note of the Chargé d’Affaires, No. 965 of April 5, 19279 concerning the conclusion of a treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the honor to make known that, since it agrees in principle with the intention of the Government of the United States of America to commence negotiations on the aforementioned treaty, it will be glad to learn the point of view of the American Government on this subject.

The Ministry avails itself of this occasion to renew to the Legation of the United States of America the assurances of its high consideration.

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