713.1311/231: Telegram

The Chargé in Guatemala (Lawton) to the Secretary of State

16. Your 6, February 1, 5 p.m. This afternoon I spoke to the Foreign Minister confidentially about the inclusion of Panama in the proposed conventions. Upon being informed of the Department’s views as set forth in the telegram under reference Skinner-Klee said that his Government would advise President Sacasa to limit the invitations to the five Central American republics. He added that he had been doubtful all along of the advisability of including Panama and that he fully appreciated the special relationship of that country with the United States.

Repeated to Central American missions and Panama.