123 SM 511/390: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt (Kirk)

435. Your 760, May 12, 1 p.m. Talbot Smith, assigned Consul at Asmara, has been instructed to visit Addis Ababa some time after arrival at his post in order to request exequatur covering Ethiopian territory. You may convey this to Tesfaye in your discretion.

For your confidential information, Smith has also been requested to report upon the desirability of reestablishing our diplomatic mission in Ethiopia.