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

62. The Chilean Ambassador advises Department his Government will be ready to send a message to the Chilean Congress on July 28 regarding the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Peru and the opening of an Embassy in Lima and that they will be ready to sign a decree the same day naming their Ambassador.

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Chilean Ambassador states that they of course do not insist on this date but that date or any date thereafter agreeable to Peru will be agreeable to Chile. The Chilean Ambassador suggested this date to his Government as it is the national anniversary of Peru and he thought it would be a nice compliment and friendly gesture to Peru to do it on that date. The Peruvian Ambassador has been informed of the above. You may also bring this to the attention of the proper authorities.

Kellogg