500.C/1034: Telegram

The Consul General at Geneva (Tittmann) to the Secretary of State


139. Consulate’s number 136, August 2, 4 p.m.26 I had a conversation with the Secretary General of the League of Nations today who told me that during his conversation with the Swiss Federal Councilors in Bern on August 2d Pilet-Golaz, President of Switzerland, had assured him that Switzerland had no intention of leaving the League of Nations and that the Germans so far had exerted no pressure whatsoever on the Swiss Government with regard to the League of Nations. While expressing hope that any action tending to raise the question of continued presence of League on Swiss territory could be avoided President of Switzerland stated that Swiss Government was anxious to have the Secretariat remain in Geneva and that it continues to be interested in technical work, especially opium. According to Avenol the Federal Councilors displayed throughout conversation friendly attitude toward the League of Nations and toward himself personally. …

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