710.Consultation(2)/42: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru ( Norweb ) to the Secretary of State

83. Your telegram 75, June 20. The Foreign Minister was pleased to receive your message and stated that Peru would participate in the projected meeting when and wherever held.

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Dr. Solf said that from reports received, July 15 would be a generally acceptable date. He particularly mentioned a report from Rio de Janeiro asking Peruvian support that the meeting be convened there. Among the reasons advanced was that a conference in Brazil would “counteract the bad impression made by the recent speech of President Vargas”.19

The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he would personally attend the conference if other Foreign Ministers did.

  1. For correspondence concerning the speech by President Vargas, see pp. 615 ff.