611.2531/358: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Bowers) to the Secretary of State

157. Department’s telegram No. 122, September 19, 9 a.m. [p.m.] Ortega16 and Wachholtz17 were seen together last night and informed regarding commercial agreement. Both manifestly pleased. Ortega thinks the basis for negotiations satisfactory but asks postponement of announcement, during Panama meeting until the 27th, when the full Chilean delegation will be present. This request should be granted.

Neither Ortega nor this Embassy has yet received the list of items and a positively definitive Answer from Ortega cannot be expected until it arrives, probably this morning.

  1. Abraham Ortega, Chilean Minister for Foreign Affairs.
  2. Roberto Wachholtz, Chilean Minister of Finance.