710.Consultation(2)/92b: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil ( Caffery )

188. From the Under Secretary. Please communicate to Aranha immediately the following text which constitutes the suggestions of this Government as to the agenda for the Habana meeting:

[Here follows text of Proposed Agenda for the Second Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the American Republics, printed supra, including change indicated in footnote 36.]

It is now proposed that the Governing Board of the Pan American Union at a special session on Saturday undertake the formulation of [Page 204] recommendations to the respective governments as to the agenda. The suggestions of this Government will be laid before the Governing Board at that session. I should greatly value having some suggestions or amendments as Aranha may care to communicate to us so that we may consider them before the session of the Governing Board.

It is of course understood that the findings of the Governing Board will be in the nature of recommendations to be submitted by telegram to each of the respective governments for their approval or disapproval. [Welles.]