740.00111 A.R./202: Telegram

The Ambassador in Venezuela ( Corrigan ) to the Secretary of State

98. Department’s 79, September 11, 5 p.m. The complimentary references of the Under Secretary were conveyed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and were received with appreciation. The Foreign Minister in turn sends a message of friendship and affection to the Under Secretary. He fervently desires for Mr. Welles and for the [Page 27] United States complete success in the forthcoming Conference. While he deplores the hastiness and especially the neglect of previous consultation, I obtained an assurance that Venezuela would lend its wholehearted cooperation to the success of the Panama Conference.

The Venezuelan delegation will be named later today after consultation with the President.

Corrigan