611.1831/105: Telegram

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

35. Referring to my telegram No. 34, June 13, 1 p.m., detailed comparison of English texts of Guatemalan agreement and proposed Costa Rican agreement disclose differences. For example, article V of Guatemalan agreement is not included in Costa Rican text. There are other differences also in construction of which Department is aware.

Since Foreign Minister, however, seems to prefer Guatemalan text in its entirety and since it may be regarded here as politically desirable to have same provisions as Guatemalan and since this concession will expedite signature, may I again recommend, if Department perceives no objection, that Guatemalan general provisions be substituted in Spanish and English texts understood of course that provisions like article XV peculiarly to Costa Rican agreement will stand.