§ MR. COHEN
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether Her Majesty's Government is aware if there would be any objection by the Russian Government to the re-establishment of the British Consulate at Tiflis, and to the creation of a Consulate at Baku; and, if there be no such objection, whether it is intended to re-establish the first and to create the second.
§ *MR. BRODRICK
I have already stated that the Russian Government have been informed that it was understood they would be ready to agree to the re-establishment of a Consulate at Tiflis in exchange for the appointment of a Russian Consul at Bombay, but that no formal notification has yet been received of an appointment to the latter post. No communications have taken place with 1431 regard to the establishment of a Consulate at Baku. It has not as yet been decided whether the appointment of Consular Officers to reside at Tiflis or Baku is required.