611.2531/374a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Chile ( Frost )

131. Your telephone message, October 2, 6 p.m. Announcement is now being issued here for publication in Tuesday morning papers.27

Accompanying the announcement is a statement by me noting the appropriateness of such an announcement coming at the time of the Panama meeting, the need for closer economic cooperation and the maintenance of liberal trade principles in the Americas especially at this period and the importance of commercial and financial relations between this country and Chile.

  1. Department of State Bulletin, October 7, 1939, pp. 346–349. The press release contained the list of products on which the United States would consider granting concessions to Chile.