701.2325/18b: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru (Moore)

59. Department’s 58, July 13, 6 p.m. Chilean Ambassador states that his Government would like to know whether Peru will agree to appointment of Ambassadors or only Ministers. It will be in a position to give name and date on which request of agrément may be made when this preliminary question is answered. Chilean Ambassador has already discussed this matter with Peruvian Ambassador who has cabled his Government. Chilean Ambassador is very anxious for a prompt reply in order that the program may not be delayed. If you perceive no objection you may informally use your good offices in the sense of expediting the reply on this question.