711.90f2/7: Telegram

The Ambassador in Great Britain (Dawes) to the Secretary of State

421. Am informed by Hejazi Minister that his Government has insisted in all treaties so far concluded upon the inclusion of a clause [Page 554] stating in substance “Arabic and (English) texts shall both be official texts and both have equal value.”

Hejazi Minister foresees this point will be immediately raised by his Government and to avoid delay asks your concurrence that such a phrase should be inserted in the agreement contemplated in the Department’s 953, October 12, 1931.