835.51B861/131: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina ( Weddell ) to the Secretary of State

203. Embassy’s 199, September 9, 6 p.m. Minister for Foreign Affairs advises that he will not return to Buenos Aires until next week but “authorizes” me to discuss matter with either the President or the Minister of Finance. The President, however, is now on an official visit to the north of the Republic. Foreign Office informs me that copies of Cox’s letter of August 27 to Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs (see Embassy’s despatch No. 853 of August 29) were delivered to the Federal and Provincial Ministers of Finance.

In the absence of any representative of the Bondholders here, the Embassy can only obtain information concerning the status of negotiations locally through the financial representative of the Province and is not otherwise posted on what is currently taking place between the Protective Council and the Province’s representative in New York.

Please, therefore, advise present status of negotiations from Protective Council’s standpoint and instruct whether, in view thereof, it is desired I take up matter with the President upon his return or with the Federal Minister of Finance.