611.1431/45: Telegram

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

24. Department’s instruction No. 9, January 4, 1934. The Department wishes to commence exploratory conversations as soon as possible. It is therefore preparing a study of the trade between the two countries and a list of the concessions which would probably be asked of Guatemala. This list will be forwarded to you shortly. It is hoped that Guatemala in turn will be in a position to expedite its own study in order that actual conversations can be initiated in Guatemala not later than September 1. Please ascertain and report whether this is agreeable to the Government of Guatemala. It is desired that no publicity be given matter for time being.