856d.6363/532: Telegram

The Minister in the Netherlands (Tobin) to the Secretary of State


24. Referring to Department’s telegram 17, May 21, 3 p.m. May I suggest authorization formally to assure the Foreign Office here that the Netherlands Government’s assent to the three conditions required by the Government of the United States (see the Department’s telegram 8, March 2, 4 p.m.) will be followed by the United States recognizing the Netherlands as a reciprocating country; and also American companies owned by the Dutch will be allowed thereafter to enjoy, even if a minor part of their stock may be owned by a non-reciprocating country’s nationals, all the advantages appertaining to reciprocity. These assurances will, I believe, greatly aid in securing the action desired from the Netherlands Government.

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