710.G Commercial Agreement/22: Telegram (part air)

The Consul at Geneva (Gilbert) to the Secretary of State

232. Department’s 88, September 10, 6 p.m. Officials of the Economic Section of the League Secretariat have for some time in conversation with me evinced an interest in a wider extension of the Pan American Agreement particularly to Europe. I have thus been able in a casual manner in the course of a general conversation with Stoppani6 to ascertain that he had already envisaged this matter being brought before the Assembly naming Belgium and the Netherlands as possible proponents or more reasonably a state or states represented at Montevideo.

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I am inclined to believe that the Economic Section will promote such a project with the possible result that it will be brought forward by some state if not by Belgium.

Treaty Information bulletin for July not yet received. It would be helpful to me in following this matter to be informed (a) of the states which have signed the agreement (b) through what channels and in what capacities i. e. as League states, as individual states, et cetera, invitations have been received by League States (c) whether in accordance with an understanding here of action taken at Montevideo a communication has been sent to an organ of the Monetary and Economic Conference.

  1. Director of the Economic Relations Section of the League of Nations.