884.24/95: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Asmara (Smith)

21. Please effect delivery to the Emperor of Ethiopia of the following message from the President:

“Mrs. Roosevelt and I reciprocate Your Majesties’ expression of good will so graciously extended to us.

With reference to Your Majesty’s conversation with the American Consul, Mr. Smith, during his recent visit to Ethiopia, I am pleased to state that consideration is being given to the reopening of the American Legation at Addis Ababa, I expect soon to ask Your Majesty’s agreement to the appointment of an American diplomatic officer at Addis Ababa, and hope that it majr be possible to have the representative agreed upon proceed there in the near future. He will, of course, be glad to participate in the discussions desired by Your Majesty. Franklin D. Roosevelt.”