713.1311/228a: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to Diplomatic Representatives in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua

With reference to the recognition of the Government of El Salvador by Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, it is the Department’s understanding that the three last named countries continue to regard the 1923 Treaty of Peace and Amity11 as in effect as concerns their relations with each other, but not as concerns their relations with El Salvador and Costa Rica.

With respect to the proposed new Central American Conference you should bear in mind in connection with any conversations you may have on the subject that this is a purely Central American project, that the United States not only has no responsibility in connection with it but wishes to remain in the background and not to take any active part in the preparations for it.

  1. Conference on Central American Affairs, p. 287.