701.6511/1284: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Portugal ( Fish )

155. Your 31, January 15.23 Following is Legation Bern’s 618, February 16, to Department:

“Swiss Foreign Office February 13 forwards following copy note dated February 5 from Italian Ministry Foreign Affairs to Swiss Legation Rome.

‘Ministry of Foreign Affairs has honor inform Swiss Legation that Italian Government agrees to proposal of Portuguese Government that train which takes American diplomats to Portugal may proceed Lisbon or other locality in Portuguese territory where American diplomats shall await disembarkation of Italian diplomats repatriated from United States. Ministry communicated its agreement with above proposal to Portuguese Government today.’”

No response has yet been received from German Government.

  1. See telegram No. 145, January 19, 7 p.m., to the Chargé in Switzerland, p. 306.