611.8331/39: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt ( Gunther )


34. Your 52, May 6, 6 p.m.

Should conclusion of the agreement seem likely to be delayed materially by further insistence upon the provision whereby the agreement would remain in force pending conclusion of a definitive treaty, you should accept the alternative whereby the agreement would remain in force for 90 days after either party shall have given notice of its termination.
The Department does not perceive any objection to a reference at the beginning of the agreement to other relevant correspondence in addition to your note of February 16.
Regarding the American cotton duty, of course you may, as you think appropriate, make such oral use of the material in the memorandum enclosed with the Department’s instruction No. 106, April 11.20 However, considering the tentative nature of the conclusions therein set forth, it appears advisable to avoid submitting the text, or any written statement which is based thereon, because any such statement might, upon misinterpretation, give rise later to misunderstanding.
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