810.154/545: Telegram

The Minister in Guatemala (Hanna) to the Secretary of State

41. My 39, April 6, 4 p.m.3 The Conference yesterday passed the following resolution:

“The Conference, recognizing the importance which the great work known as the Pan-American highway will have in the development of mutual relations among the Central American countries, urges the Governments of the five republics to reach an understanding with the Government of the United States either directly or through the designation of commissions in order to arrive at an agreement concerning the most rapid and efficient manner of completing that portion which interests those countries.”

I have been assured that the motives behind this resolution are the keen desire of the Central American countries to build their portion of the highway and their conviction that they cannot do so without the material assistance of the United States.

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