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The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (Prince)

16. Department’s No. 543, January 8, 1925.1 Legation’s No. 2577, February 14, 1925.1

This Government would be glad now to enter into negotiation of a treaty of friendship, commerce and consular rights with Yugoslavia. Ascertain and cable whether Government of Yugoslavia is now favorable towards entering into such negotiations to supersede the treaty of commerce and navigation and the consular convention each dated October 14, 1881.2 If agreeable to the Government of Yugoslavia to enter into negotiations, draft and instructions will be sent. If negotiations desired through Legation at Belgrade Department has no objection.

As to commercial provisions the principal of the draft will be unconditional most-favored-nation treatment.

The draft will include also provisions relating to rights of nationals of each country in the other, protection of property and rights and immunities of consuls. It will be similar to treaty between the United States and Hungary signed June 24, 1925,3 which is similar to treaty of December 8, 1923, between the United States and Germany (treaty series No. 725).4

  1. Not printed.
  2. Not printed.
  3. Malloy, Treaties, 1776–1909, vol. ii, pp. 1613, 1618.
  4. Foreign Relations, 1925, vol. ii, p. 341.
  5. Ibid, 1923, vol. ii, p. 29.