741.8411/12–1944: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Ethiopia (Caldwell)

193. Reurtels 262 December 16 and 264 December 19.31 Department is anxious to obtain brief telegraphic summary of provisions of final agreement32 re following points:

Were Ethiopian rights to subsoil exploitation limited and was it agreed that enterprises in reserved areas and Ogaden should be subject to military control or other restrictions? Do you consider it likely that the British would take advantage of such restrictions effectively to hamper or prevent possible exploitation of the areas by American concerns?
Any exclusive features of military or commercial aviation rights.
What is period of validity of agreement and how may it be terminated?

  1. Neither printed.
  2. Signed at Addis Ababa on December 19, 1944, British Cmd. 7722, Treaty Series No. 38 (1949).