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The Minister in Afghanistan ( Engert ) to the Secretary of State

222. Italian Government desires Quaroni its Minister here to join Badoglio’s new Foreign Office and suggests that Anzilotti remain in Charge. British Minister has not yet delivered the message as we both feel that Afghan Government will not consent to Anzilotti’s remaining for the reason stated in the second paragraph of Legation’s telegram 178, September 23, 10 a.m. British Minister is awaiting further instructions from his Government.