The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Straus)
438. Your 905, October 18, noon. Quoted text for Article 4 is satisfactory to the Department.
In view of previous doubts about Afghan position regarding most-favored-nation treatment, you should assure yourself that the Government of Afghanistan understands the language to carry the obligation of unlimited and unconditional most-favored-nation treatment. This should be confirmed by a statement in writing from the Afghan Minister to you. The statement need not be considered a formal part of the agreement or published with it. This having been accomplished, you may proceed to signature.