I am advised by the Chief of Protocol on behalf of the Political Department that the Federal Council expressed its willingness to study with governments who may deem it advisable the status of their representations in Switzerland. Even though Federal Council might assent to the wishes of certain countries in raising the status of legations to that of embassies this would not involve immediate [word omitted - reciprocation?].
Would appreciate being authorized to inform Federal Council that Canada still wished its Legation in Berne to be raised to the status of Embassy.
The Political Department issued communique on the subject to the press which published it today.