- Jun 15, 2006
From: Agenor Gołuchowski, First Minister of the Empire, and Deputy Chairman of the Council of State of the Austrian EmpireThe actions of the a certain Apostol Arsache, have created a great uproar in Eastern Europe through his ill-advised actions that step far beyond the bounds of permissible for a vassal of the Ottoman Empire. That Mr. Arsache attempted to perform foreign relations at all, and especially without informing Porte of his intentions is most alarming. The statement made by the supposed "foreign minister" of the United Principalities is thus null and void. The Porte apologizes for any confusion or inconvenience that this has caused for our neighbors, steps have and are being taken to mitigate future risks.
~ Grand Vizier Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha
To: Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha, Grand Vizir of the Ottoman Empire
Greetings to your Excellency,
The Imperial Government is most pleased by the firm approach of the Sublime Porte towards the indiscretions of the regime of Moldova and Wallachia. We have every confidence that the Sultan's government will continue to work as a positive influence in regional affairs at the mouth of the great Danube River. Know that the Austrian Kaiser bears no ill-will towards the Ottoman Sultan for the mistakes made by Prince Cuza, and on his behalf let me convoy the Austrian Kasier's well-wishes for your government.