711.232/6: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Peru (Boat)


36. Embassy’s despatch No. 817, September 20,13 and telegram No. 47, October 5, 4 p.m.

The Government of the United States is gratified that the Government of Peru is prepared to set aside entirely the matter of giving to Peruvian sugar the treatment accorded Cuban sugar by the United States and to enter into negotiations for an unconditional most-favored-nation treaty.
A draft of a treaty is now being prepared and will be sent to you soon.14
With reference to your comment that the Government of Peru may feel it an asset to have a treaty pending with the United States at this time in connection with its controversy with Chile, the Department informs you that Chile has expressed its willingness to negotiate a similar treaty with the United States.15 The Department expects to submit a draft to Chile soon.
The Department is giving consideration to the suggestions contained in your despatch and telegram with the object possibly of sending you further instructions.16
  1. Not printed.
  2. Enclosed with instruction No. 384, Nov. 2, 1927 (not printed) which was the same, mutatis mutandis, as instruction No. 788, Nov. 2, 1927, to the Ambassador in Chile, vol. i, p. 524.
  3. See vol. i, pp. 517 ff.
  4. Further negotiations failed to result in the signing of a treaty.