724.3415/1031: Telegram

The Chargé in Uruguay (Gade) to the Acting Secretary of State

13. Department’s telegram No. 14, March 21, 5 p.m.44 Protocol has not yet been signed. As the Minister for Foreign Affairs has been ill the last few days I have been unable to see him. Bolivian Minister informed me this morning that his Government has authorized him to sign protocol but amending it to fix May 1 instead of April 10 as the date for the renewal of diplomatic relations between Bolivia and Paraguay.

I believe delay in signing is due either to the illness of the Minister for Foreign Affairs or to possible desire of the Paraguayan Minister to refer question of the changed date to his Government.

Repeated to Asunción.

  1. Not printed; it asked whether the Bolivia-Paraguay protocol had been signed and if not, the cause of the delay.