611.1881/14: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Costa Rica (Sack)

28. Department’s instruction No. 10, 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 Costa Rica. This list will be forwarded to you shortly. It is hoped that Costa Rica in turn will be in a position to expedite its own study in order that actual conversations can be initiated in San José not later than September 1. Please ascertain and report whether this is agreeable to the Government of Costa Rica. It is desired that no publicity be given matter for time being.