Memorandum of Conversation, by the Under Secretary of State (Welles)

The Minister of Nicaragua called this afternoon at his request.

The Minister inquired with regard to the Nicaraguan-Honduran boundary dispute situation. I told him that I was glad to say that the Governments of Venezuela, Costa Rica and the United States were all in accord in believing that the mediators should make a suggestion to the two parties to the dispute to enter into an agreement that neither side would take any steps, but would maintain the status quo and, with regard to mediation, as in tacit continuance until the termination of the present World War. I said that as soon as the draft communications had been completed to the satisfaction of the three governments I would be glad to inform the Minister thereof. The Minister stated that his Government had ordered him to say that it was in complete agreement with the procedure suggested.

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