714.1715/371: Telegram

The Minister in Guatemala (Geissler) to the Secretary of State

9. Referring to the Department’s telegram of January 29, 6 p.m.

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Yesterday I conferred with President Orellana. He called a cabinet meeting for today to consider the Guatemala-Honduras boundary dispute. This evening the President informed me that the Government of Guatemala will gladly join in an agreement to submit the controversy to arbitration by the President of the United States and that instructions to that effect will immediately be sent to the Guatemalan Minister at Washington.