The President of the Republic of Syria ( Kouatli ) to President Roosevelt 52


Very Dear and Great Friend: Acceding to the wishes of the National Representation, I assumed, today, the Presidency of the Syrian Republic.

Assured of finding in the Government of the United States a disposition favorable to the maintenance and strengthening of the most friendly bonds so happily existing between our two countries, I express the most ardent good wishes in favor of the Great American Republic and the success of the struggle undertaken together with the United Nations for the liberty and independence of the Nations.

I beg you, Very Dear and Great Friend, to accept the expression of the personal sentiments with which I have the honor to be

Your Excellency’s faithful friend

Chucri Kouatli
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Diplomatic Agent and Consul General at Beirut in his despatch No. 190, October 2; received October 14.