The Ambassador in Italy ( Phillips ) to the Secretary of State
[Received November 27—3:35 p.m.]
491. Department’s telegram 158, November 24, 5 p.m.96 According to British Embassy Italian authorities gave visas without question to British consular officers transferred to Ethiopia stating that they would be treated as “distinguished visitors”. Without exequaturs they have no official status and all official work is done through the British Chargé d’Affaires.
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