713.1311/258: Telegram

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

19. Foreign Minister sent for me this afternoon and said that President Ubico would greatly appreciate the good offices of the Department in bringing to the attention of the Governments of Nicaragua and Honduras the importance of a new treaty of peace and amity, and especially of a nonrecognition agreement such as that provided by article VII of the draft treaty which the Guatemalan delegation is to submit to the forthcoming Conference. Skinner-Klee apparently feels that similar efforts would not be worth while with respect to the Governments of Costa Rica and Salvador. I replied by explaining the Department’s position, as set forth in your circular telegram of January 31, 7 p.m., but said that nevertheless I would inform the Department of President Ubico’s request.

Repeated to Managua and Tegucigalpa.