Memorandum of Conversation, by the Secretary of State

The Minister of the Dominican Republic accompanied by former President Trujillo, came in to pay their respects.

General Trujillo was immensely pleased with the new debt settlement between our two Governments. He most emphatically pledged his word that so long as he lived the Dominican Republic would meet this debt service promptly and fully. He seemed to feel that way. He pledged the fullest cooperation with our Government in all the work pertaining to Pan American development. I thanked him for the cooperation of his Government’s representative at Habana. He was profuse in every way in his professions of friendship and cooperation.

C[ordell] H[ull]

[For text of the convention signed at Washington, September 24, 1940, with accompanying exchanges of notes, see Department of State Treaty Series No. 965, or 55 Stat. (pt. 2) 1104.]