711.712/–: Telegram

The Minister in Rumania ( Culbertson ) to the Secretary of State

[Paraphrase]

98. With reference to circular instruction No. 211 of August 18, 1923,1 I request specific instructions to undertake the negotiation of a treaty of friendship, commerce and navigation and consular rights. The United States has at present the good will of the Rumanian people and Government and with the development of American business interests the protection afforded by a modern commercial treaty would in some respects prove serviceable. If the principle of negotiating such a treaty is approved I shall arrange preliminary discussions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and shall thereafter forward for the consideration of the Department a draft treaty following the model of the treaty between the United States and Germany2 with a discussion of the provisions of each paragraph with reference to Rumanian laws and the conditions prevailing here.

Culbertson