Interest of the United States in the negotiations between the United Kingdom and Egypt for revision of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of August 26, 1936
[The Egyptian Government, in a note of December 20, 1945, requested the British Government to undertake negotiations for the revision of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936. The note emphasized that the presence of foreign forces on Egyptian soil during peacetime was wounding to national dignity and also raised the matter of the status of the Sudan. The reply of January 25, 1946, declared the willingness of the British Government to review existing treaty arrangements with the Egyptian Government and expressed the British desire to place Anglo-Egyptian relations on a footing of full and free partnership, as between equals, with full respect for the independence and sovereignty of Egypt (despatch 28082, February 1, 1946, from London, 741.83/2–146).
Ismail Sidky Pasha, the Egyptian Prime Minister, and Ernest Bevin, the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, were designated to head their respective delegations (telegrams 443, March 9, from Cairo, and 3693, April 3, from London, 741.83/3–946, 4–346).]
[Received May 24—3:06 p.m.]
[Received June 11—5:45 p.m.]