Memorandum by the Secretary of State of a Conversation With the Salvadoran Minister (Castro)

The Minister of El Salvador came in to say goodbye before returning to his country on a two months’ trip. He expects to return to Washington around the first of December.

The Minister casually referred to the fact that he and his Government had been engaged in conferences with representatives of American holders of Salvadoran bonds, with the view to working out proper and reasonable adjustments; that the Committee with which he had been conferring was not the Committee presided over by Mr. Reuben Clark;41 that he had been striving for three months to get somewhere with the matter; and that he was returning home in large measure to report to his Government with respect to the entire problem.

I then earnestly sought to stimulate increased interest on the part of the Minister and his Government in an early trade agreement between our countries.41a He professed all sorts of interest and an earnest disposition to cooperate.

C[ordell] H[ull]
  1. J. Reuben Clark, President of the Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, New York.
  2. See pp. 539 ff.