611.1731/53a: Telegram

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

41. Department’s instruction No. 11, 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 Nicaragua. This list will be forwarded to you shortly. It is hoped that Nicaragua in turn will be in a position to expedite its own study in order that actual conversations can be initiated in Managua not later than September 1. Please ascertain and report whether this is agreeable to the Government of Nicaragua. It is desired that no publicity be given matters for time being.