740.00119 MPC/88

The Yugoslav Ambassador ( Fotitch ) to the Secretary of State

No. 648

Mr. Secretary: On behalf of the Royal Yugoslav Government I have the honor to present the request that Yugoslavia be given a seat in the Mediterranean Commission. Yugoslavia, on account of her geographic position, is interested in all problems pertaining to the Mediterranean Zone which will be dealt with by this Commission, and her ceaseless fighting against the common enemy for more than two and one-half years warrants her request to be represented in the said Commission.

I venture to hope that Your Excellency will be good enough to take the necessary steps with the American Government that this request of the Yugoslav Government will receive satisfaction. A similar request has been presented by the Yugoslav Government to the Governments of Great Britain and the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics.

Please accept [etc.]