835.51/1326: Telegram

The Chargé in Argentina (Tuck) to the Secretary of State

437. Embassy’s 433, September 23, 5 p.m. and 435, September 23, 7 p.m.17 The Minister of Finance told me this afternoon that he intends to designate Dr. Raul Prebisch, General Manager of the Central Bank, Dr. Edgardo Grumbach, head of the Exchange Department of that bank, as his representatives to discuss and conclude monetary and exchange arrangements in Washington. He added that if Prebisch could not go, which seemed unlikely he would name instead Dr. Edmundo Gagneux, the number two official of the Central Bank.

The Minister stated that to preserve the secrecy of the mission he would take Prebisch and Grumbach with him to Rio de Janeiro in connection with the negotiations with Brazil and let them proceed direct from there to Washington. Dr. Pinedo expects to leave for Rio de Janeiro by airplane October 2 for a stay of 2 days.

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