The Chargé in Egypt ( Morris ) to the Secretary of State
[Received December 10.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Legation’s despatch no. 1075 of September 15, 1937,61 enclosing a translation of a note from the Foreign Office acknowledging the receipt of a draft copy of an extradition treaty which the United States hoped might be concluded with Egypt.
Last week Third Secretary Allen called at the Foreign Office to inquire regarding the status of the case. He was informed that the draft treaty had been referred to Bedaoui Pasha, the Legal Adviser to the President of the Council of Ministers. Mr. Allen asked whether it might be appropriate for him to call on Bedaoui Pasha in order to ascertain what consideration was being given to the treaty and how soon a reply might be expected. The Foreign Office thought that the negotiations might be hastened by such a visit and arranged an interview for Mr. Allen with Bedaoui Pasha.
There is enclosed herewith a memorandum of the conversation which took place at this interview.