The Resident Commissioner of the Philippines (Romulo) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Secretary Byrnes: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter dated March 12, 1946,20 concerning the possibility of extending, after July 4, 1946, the application of the appropriate treaties and agreements of the United States in force with other countries wherein rights of the Philippines are protected in those countries.

A copy of your letter has been transmitted by pouch to Manila. Directly the comments of my Government are received with respect to the problems indicated in your communication, I will be happy to inform you. In the meantime, I should like to take advantage of your kind offer to discuss the question of existing commercial treaty coverage of the Philippines and other phases of the general problem with appropriate officers of the Department.

Sincerely yours,

Carlos P. Romulo
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