740.00111A.R.–N.C./41

The Minister in El Salvador (Frazer) to the Secretary of State

No. 873

Sir: I have the honor to inform the Department that on January 29th I discussed informally with Dr. Avila, the executive head of the Salvadoran Ministry of Foreign Relations, the contents of the Department’s circular telegram of January 27, 1940 (3 p.m.).

Dr. Avila stated that he had at that time heard nothing on the subject from Dr. Castro, the Salvadoran Minister in Washington, but that his views upon it coincided exactly with those of Secretary Hull, as stated in the telegram under reference, and that he was confident they would be shared by his Government as a whole.

Respectfully yours,

Robert Frazer