611.1831/24a: Telegram

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

35. Please inquire of the Costa Rican Government whether it is prepared to initiate at an early date exploratory conversations looking to the negotiation of a commercial agreement. Since this Government is planning to give public notice shortly of the intention to negotiate agreements with other Central American countries it seems [Page 91] appropriate to inquire as a matter of courtesy whether the Costa Rican Government desires a similar announcement to be made with respect to that country.

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