611.83241/80: Telegram

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

34. Your 63, May 8, 4 p.m. You are authorized to reply to the Egyptian Government in the sense of the Department’s instruction no. 75 of March 12, 1935.55 You should state that in as much as this Government does not limit the number of Egyptian diplomatic and consular officers to whom immunities are granted in this country, it is assumed that the immunities which the Egyptian Government proposes [Page 517]to extend to American Foreign Service Officers in accordance with international law and usage on the basis of reciprocity will likewise be without any numerical limitation. Your reply should also, in making reference to the draft consular convention which was transmitted to the Egyptian Government for negotiation on October 21, 1939,56 inquire as to the views of the Egyptian Government concerning that draft.

  1. Not printed.
  2. See despatch No. 1899, October 21, 1939, from the Minister in Egypt, Foreign Relations, 1939, vol. iv, p. 486.