765.84/1635: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Long)

168. With regard to decision of Diplomatic Corps in Addis Ababa to request their respective Governments to call to the attention of the [Page 893] Italian Government the special position of the open cities of Addis Ababa and Diredawa containing as they do several thousand foreign residents, we would be glad to have a report of any action that may have been taken by the Governments now represented at Addis Ababa.