710.G/128: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Culbertson) to the Secretary of State

31. Department’s telegram No. 15, February 8, noon. Foreign Office states categorically no decision taken Mendoza meeting toward postponement Pan American Conference but subject was discussed as it was reported Uruguay anxious for further delay. Chilean delegation took position that the two powers should do nothing on their own. However, the attitude of the Foreign Office is that while it will not initiate a move for postponement neither will it oppose one.

As indicated in point 6 of Mendoza communiqué agenda of Pan American Conference was reviewed and resolution taken to collaborate in opportune time towards an understanding on certain topics. What these topics are specifically I have not yet been able to learn but the Foreign Office explained that the resolution was prompted by a desire to have in advance some nucleus of agreement on the most important questions which would be helpful in giving direction to the discussions.