710.Peace/265: Telegram

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

67. The Minister for Foreign Affairs on whom I called this afternoon at his request, told me that he felt it was of vital importance that the meeting of the proposed peace conference should not be delayed too long, first because of the situation in Europe on which a successful conference might have a helpful repercussion, again because of the moral effect on the Chaco belligerents, further because a meeting say in June would be more convenient to the host, the Argentine Government, and lastly for a personal reason, that his plans contemplated his departure for Geneva to attend sessions of the League of Nations in July.

Since, as stated, Buenos Aires is to be the seat of the conference I feel that the views of the Argentine Government as to the date thereof should receive every consideration.

Weddell