710.Peace/284: Telegram

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

72. The Foreign Minister informed me this afternoon that he hoped to forward his suggestions for the peace conference program by air mail on the 28th to Ambassador Espil for delivery to the Department. I shall telegraph a detailed summary as soon as I secure a copy.

The Minister also told me that he had talked with the President concerning the date of the conference and that July 15 would be entirely [Page 12] agreeable to his Government. I thereupon communicated to him the pertinent portions of your telegram 36, March 19, 5 p.m., emphasizing the inadvisability of endeavoring just now to fix a positive date for this opening, adding, however, that perhaps the date he mentioned might be one to aim at. His reply to this was to repeat his previous statement.