825.5151/147: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Sevier) to the Secretary of State

18. I discussed informally the substance of the Department’s telegram No. 18, February 8 [5], 6 p.m., with the Minister for Foreign Affairs requesting that there be no discrimination against American interests. The Minister stated that he was not personally familiar with the question but that it would not be Chile’s policy to purchase German railway equipment at a higher price if the American equipment were equally satisfactory. He added that he would talk to the Minister of Finance as soon as the latter returned and would inform us further in the premises.