740.00114 European War 1939/3625

The Secretary of State to the Swiss Chargé ( Feer )

The Secretary of State presents his compliments to the Honorable the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of Switzerland in charge of German interests in the United States and acknowledges the receipt of the Legation’s note of May 27, 1943, the Legation’s reference VIII–12, transmitting a text in its translation, of a cable received from abroad in which is set forth the terms of an agreement which the German Government proposes shall be reached in complement to Title IV, Section 1, Article 70, of the Geneva Prisoners of War Convention of 1929, concerning the appointment and activity of a mixed medical commission. It is stated that the German Government is prepared to act according to the provisions of the proposed agreement provided that the Government of the United States confirms that German prisoners of war are treated according to the same rules.

This matter is receiving consideration. When a decision shall have been reached, the Secretary of State will again communicate with the Legation of Switzerland.