The Minister in Egypt (Fish) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 16—10:15 a.m.]
4. I have just received from the Foreign Office formal invitation dated today in which the Egyptian Government “invites the American Government to participate, by the sending of one or more delegates furnished with the necessary powers, to the conference which will be held at Montreux April 12, 1937, for the purpose of concluding a convention between the interested powers on the one hand and Egypt on the other hand regarding the questions set forth” in the invitation. A translation of the note which is of some 400 words is being sent tomorrow by air mail to be telegraphed from London unless the Department desires it to be telegraphed direct. No mention is made of the presentation of more detailed proposals prior to the conference but I shall take up this question with the Minister for Foreign Affairs.