File No. 763.72/4011

The Ambassador in Argentina ( Stimson ) to the Secretary of State


Department’s April 22, 2 p.m. The text of the translation of the Argentine note of invitation follows:

I take pleasure in communicating to your excellency that the Government of the Argentine Republic proposes a reunion of the nations of America in order to procure a mutual understanding, owing to the war which continues daily to increase its extension over the world. In the face of such extraordinary events, this Government believes that the American nations should concert a uniform opinion in this respect, realizing the desire to establish ties, whose cordial nature [Page 264] would strengthen the situation and aspect of the American states, in the general concert of the nations.

The idea has been accepted by Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru. The replies of the rest of the nations are expected; there having been, up to the present time, no refusals.

The Argentine Government will await the acceptance of all the remaining American countries before proposing the date of the international reunion.

I would be grateful to your excellency for communicating to me the idea of your Government as regards this initiative.

With assurances [etc.]