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

27. Department’s 16, August 7, 3 p.m. Yugoslav Government accepts proposition to negotiate treaties of friendship, commerce [Page 829]and navigation and consular rights with the United States. They also inquire whether United States will agree to negotiate conventions covering legal rights, judgments, nationality, extradition of criminals, American inheritance rights. Foreign Office offers to furnish drafts of the proposed conventions. Foreign Minister informs me he would prefer to negotiate treaties himself here rather than through his Minister at Washington.