837.51 Cooperation Program/16

The Cuban Ambassador (Martínez Fraga) to the Secretary of State


Excellency: I have the honor to advise Your Excellency that my Government has created an Economic Technical Commission, constituted in the manner set forth below, for the purpose of initiating,—moving to this capital city,—with the officials and technical experts of the Government of the United States, the formal conversations intended to examine the possibility concerning the Loan of Fifty Million Dollars authorized by Law Number 8 of September last and to study certain aspects of the economic relations between Cuba and the United States.

The Economic Technical Commission consists of the following gentlemen:

Chairman: His Excellency Dr. Pedro Martínez Fraga, Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States of America:

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Delegates: Engineer Eduardo I. Montoulieu, Secretary of the Treasury; Dr. Oscar García Montes, former Secretary of the Treasury, Professor of Political Economy and Public Finances in the University of Habana; Engineer Amadeo López Castro, former Secretary of the Treasury and Agriculture, Chairman of the Sugar Arbitration Commission, Professor of Land Surveying and Drawing in Institute Number Two of Secondary Education of Vedado, Habana.

Advisers: Major Antonio Bolet, Engineer Corps of the Constitutional Army; Mr. Eduardo Durruthy, Assistant Treasurer General of the Republic.

I take pleasure, moreover, in advising Your Excellency that the members of the Economic Technical Commission are already in this capital city and, as Chairman of the same, I request Your Excellency to be good enough to indicate the day and hour which you may consider convenient for the purpose of offering to the Commission in question the opportunity of greeting Your Excellency and of paying our respects to you.

I avail myself [etc.]

Martínez Fraga