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The Minister of the Hejaz and Nejd in Great Britain ( Hafiz Wahba ) to the American Ambassador in Great Britain ( Dawes )13

Your Excellency: I must thank you for your letter of the 2nd instant14 in which you intimate that the Government of the United States has given full recognition to the Kingdom of the Hedjaz and Nejd and Its Dependencies. I have duly communicated this fact to the Foreign Office at Mecca.

I am glad to inform Your Excellency that the Government of His Majesty King Abdul Azeez Al Saud is prepared to enter into an exchange of notes with the Government of the United States, pending the negotiation of a formal treaty of commerce and navigation, providing for reciprocal unconditional most-favored-nation treatment.

I shall be very grateful if you will be good enough to convey this to your Government.

With the assurance [etc.]

Hafiz Wahba
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Ambassador in Great Britain in his despatch No. 1920, May 8; received May 18.
  2. Not printed.