783.003/297: Telegram

The Chargé in Egypt (Allen) to the Secretary of State

77. Department’s telegram No. 64, September 24 [25], 2 p.m.47 Ratifications have been deposited by Egypt, Belgium, Greece, Italy [Page 663] and Sweden. British ratification en route. No other ratifications expected before October 15. The Egyptian Government has recently requested France to give an undertaking “similar to that of the United States” to suspend consular jurisdiction on October 15th. No reply yet received from Paris.

There seems little reason to believe that any signatory power will fail to ratify within 2 or 3 months. Norway alone is reported to be considering relinquishing personal status jurisdiction.

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