783.003/202: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chairman of the American Delegation to the Capitulations Conference (Fish)

1. Cairo despatch No. 958, March 26.28 The Department observes that Article 5 of the proposed Charter of the Mixed Courts provides that the salaries of the judges shall be fixed by law but there is no reference either in the proposed Convention or Charter to any undertaking by the Egyptian Government to maintain the present salaries of the judges.

It is suggested that consideration be given to obtaining such an undertaking from the Egyptian Government in the possible form of an agreed minute or protocol to the Convention. In this connection it may be desirable to consult with your British colleagues to ascertain whether in the event a formal undertaking is deemed inexpedient some informal assurance on the subject may not be obtainable.

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