724.3415/1711: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Bolivia (Feely)

11. Your 14, April 15, 2 p.m. [noon?]. The four neighboring countries have not been invited to join the neutral Commission. They have shown great interest in the negotiations and considerable alarm at recent developments in the Chaco and at the request of one of the Ambassadors concerned the neutrals asked all to join with them in exchanging views regarding the situation.

For your strictly confidential information, the Argentine and Chilean Ambassadors have received instructions to advise the neutrals [Page 141] that their Governments are in accordance and associate themselves with the representations made to Bolivia and Paraguay on the 11th instant.4 As soon as similar word is received from Peru and Brazil, the delegations of both countries will be informed thereof.

  1. For statement drawn up at meeting of the Neutral Commission on April 9 and handed to the Bolivian and Paraguayan delegates on April 11, see quoted portion of circular telegram of April 13, 6 p.m., p. 136.