740.00111 A.R./1049: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Uruguay (Wilson)

34. Your 64, May 11, 8 p.m. Please express our deep appreciation to Guani for his courtesy in consulting us, and inform him that this Government will be glad to join with Uruguay and the other American [Page 728] Republics in a statement condemning the ruthless invasion of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. In order to expedite agreement upon the text of the statement you might suggest to Guani that he be preparing the draft of the statement for circulation to the other American Republics as soon as they have been advised by the President of Panama of the Uruguayan initiative. You may offer the services of this Government in transmitting the text to governments in countries where Uruguay has no diplomatic representative.

It is assumed that Guani in speaking of consultation does not have in mind another meeting of representatives but merely the circularization of the various governments. In the latter case it would be desirable if you could obtain from him the text of his proposed statement for our comment prior to his circularizing the other governments.