740.00/988: Telegram

The Minister in Finland ( Schoenfeld ) to the Secretary of State

56. Minister of Foreign Affairs informed me this afternoon that German Minister had called on him yesterday and inquired officially with reference to President Roosevelt’s message of April 14 to German and Italian Governments, first, whether Finland expected attack from Germany and, secondly, whether Finnish Government had been consulted in advance regarding the President’s message. Minister of Foreign Affairs said he had answered both questions in the negative. German Minister’s call was the one referred to in my telegram No. 53, [Page 146] April 1823 as expected by the Minister of Foreign Affairs who told me incidentally that the German answer in the Aaland [Islands] matter24 was not touched upon.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Presumably regarding Finnish-Swedish agreement for the fortification of the Aaland Islands which was to be presented to Council of the League of Nations.