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.