The Minister in Egypt (Fish) to the Secretary of State

No. 1066

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s instruction No. 243 of July 27, 1937, instructing the Legation to institute negotiations looking to the conclusion of an extradition treaty between the United States and Egypt, using as a basis therefor the draft treaty which was sent to the Legation by the Department on June 4, 1931.

There is enclosed herewith a copy of the Legation’s Note to the Foreign Office, dated August 30, 1937, transmitting anew the draft treaty received in 1931 and expressing the hope that early consideration might be given to the conclusion of such a treaty.

The Legation will not fail to transmit to the Department any reply which may be received to this Note, and will endeavor to obtain an answer at an early date.

Respectfully yours,

Bert Fish

The American Minister (Fish) to the Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs (Boutros Ghali)

No. 428

Excellency: I have the honor, acting under instructions from my Government, to transmit a draft of a comprehensive extradition treaty between the United States of America and the Royal Egyptian Government, to the conclusion of which it is hoped early consideration may be given.

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Your Excellency’s attention is invited to the fact that the enclosed draft is the same as that submitted to the Royal Ministry by this Legation in its Note No. 100, of June 27, 1931, at which time the Legation requested that consideration be given to the conclusion of an extradition treaty. The former negotiations were terminated in 1933. In view of the changed conditions now existing in Egypt, it is hoped that Your Excellency may concur in my Government’s belief that the conclusion of an extradition treaty between the two countries at an early date becomes desirable.

I have [etc.]

Bert Fish