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The Minister in Nicaragua ( Lane ) to the Acting Secretary of State

8. Following is translation of proposed protocol to which I am referring in my 9, January 13, 3 [2?] p.m.7

“The undersigned Presidents of the Republics of Central America in view of the fact that, although the General Treaty of Peace and Amity signed in Washington on February 7, 1923, is still in effect with respect to the Republics of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, the Republics of Costa Rica and El Salvador which have denounced it are freed from the obligations contracted in (adhering to) it, and

Whereas: In this situation it is of obvious importance to remove every obstacle which might obstruct the cultivation of the frankest and most cordial relations between the Governments of the five Republics, traditionally united by indissoluble bonds of confraternity, and it is [Page 227] likewise necessary to conclude, in place of said Treaty of Peace and Amity, another of similar character in which there may be eliminated the inconveniences which experience has brought to light in the former, therefore, agree to the following:

1.
The Governments of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, shall simultaneously grant recognition to the Government in the Republic of El Salvador presided over by General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, once this agreement has been signed by the five Presidents.
2.
With the purpose of agreeing upon a new General Treaty of Peace and Amity between the five Republics of Central America, there shall be held a conference of delegates of their respective Governments, with full powers, which shall meet in the City of (blank) and inaugurate its sessions in the month of (blank) next.
3.
It is understood that so long as the new treaty does not enter into effect, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua shall continue to be bound by the above-mentioned Treaty of Peace and Amity concluded in Washington.

Signed, in five originals, as follows:

In Guatemala, January (blank), 1934, (space for signature) President of the Republic of Guatemala (space); in Tegucigalpa, January (blank), 1934, (space for signature) President of the Republic of Honduras (space); in Managua, January (blank), 1934, (space for signature) President of the Republic of Nicaragua (space); in San Salvador, January (blank), 1934, (space for signature) President of the Republic of El Salvador (space); in San José de Costa Rica, January (blank), 1934, (space for signature) President of the Republic of Costa Rica.”

Lane
  1. Infra.