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

110. From Gibson. The Peace Conference56 was opened this evening at 5:30 by President Justo in a brief speech.

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Saavedra Lamas was chosen as chairman on proposal of Chilean Minister for Foreign Affairs, seconded by me.

First business was to make of record the ratification by both Governments of Protocol of June 12. (Article I, paragraph 1 thereof).

A resolution was adopted in conformity with 2, paragraph (b) prolonging the truce which would have expired July 3d.

Next meeting tomorrow morning at 10:30. [Gibson.]

  1. See Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto, La Conferencia de Paz del Chaco, 1935–1939 (Buenos Aires, 1939), p. 10; also The Chaco Peace Conference: Report of the Delegation of the United States of America to the Peace Conference Held at Buenos Aires, July 1, 1935–January 23, 1939 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1940).