The Mexican Minister for Foreign Affairs (Puig) to the American Ambassador in Mexico (Daniels)5

No. 9775

Mr. Ambassador: With reference to the antecedents of the case, and requesting Your Excellency to be good enough to transmit it to Your Government, I take pleasure in conveying the invitation of the Government of Mexico to the Government of the United States to attend a North American and Central American Regional Conference to find a concrete solution of the various problems which the development of radio broadcasting has created, particularly between adjacent and neighboring countries.

The invitation contained in this note is also being extended to Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Newfoundland.6

The Conference will deal with technical, legal, and political matters relating to radio which have or may have an international character, the program of the Conference being subject to the decision of the members.

The representatives of the various countries will merely recommend, at the conclusion of their labors, to their respective Governments, the concrete points on which agreement may have been reached, or the suggestions of each delegation on those points on which no agreement may have been possible.

Such recommendations shall be examined by the respective Governments, and, in case they are approved, may be embodied in international agreements by the procedure which may appear most expeditious.

The Conference will be held beginning July 10th in the City of Mexico, and each country shall determine the number and character of its representatives.

I avail myself [etc.]

  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Ambassador in his despatch No. 118, May 24; received May 31.
  2. The Governments of Newfoundland and Panama declined the invitation (576.E1/291, 292).