724.3415/2368: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland (Wilson) to the Secretary of State

12. De Valera asked me to call to discuss Paraguay-Bolivia situation. He asked me what news I had regarding it and I gave him what was available. He talked along the general lines of Gilbert’s number 269, September 26, 5 p.m., and then brought up the question whether it was not feasible to have the Council committee kept in closer touch by the Committee of Neutrals with what is going on. After some conversation he said that he was contemplating having the Council committee refer to the Committee of Neutrals the replies from Bolivia and Paraguay to the Council’s telegram, expressing the hope that the Committee of Neutrals will push the matter as expeditiously as possible, expressing the hope of success to their efforts and asking the Committee of Neutrals if it would be good enough, since both parties are earnestly desirous of cooperating for the same purpose, to keep the Council informed of their activity.

He also asked whether I could obtain for him any news as to whether the Committee of Neighboring States was also active or whether their efforts had been merged with those of the Committee of Neutrals.