The Peruvian Embassy to the Department of State



With reference to the Memorandum of November 3, and in confirmation and in addition to the statements made by the Peruvian Ambassador to the Secretary of State during the conference of the 4th instant, the Government of Peru desires to make clear that her declaration that she cannot accept nor consider any proposal which would give to another power the city, port and “morro” of Arica, does not exclude the possibility of a settlement contemplating the concession to Bolivia of a corridor to the sea in the disputed territory; does not modify her acceptance of the proposal of total neutralization of the territory made by the Secretary of State, nor change the readiness of the Peruvian Government to consider any other solution not inconsistent with the afore-mentioned reservation contained in the Memorandum of November 3, respecting the city, port and “morro” of Arica.