835.24/212: Telegram

The Ambassador in Argentina (Armour) to the Secretary of State

1341. Referring to the Embassy’s telegram 1286, November 14, 8 p.m.20 A note received today from the Foreign Minister in reference to the departure on the steamship Uruguay tonight of the Military and Naval Mission, enumerates the members (as reported in the cable under reference21 with the exception of Major Emilio Loza who has been added) and concludes with the following paragraphs:

“In matters which may have a political interest, in view of the work assigned to this Commission, it will also include the Argentine Ambassador in Washington, or the provisional officer in charge of that Embassy.

Pursuant to the terms of the invitation extended by the Government of the United States of America to the Argentine Government through the Embassy, and in accordance with the facilities provided by the Lend-Lease Act, the delegation has full instructions to set forth, in fulfillment of its mission, the armament requirements of the army and navy and the defense plans which they should meet, in keeping with the collaboration which continental defense may eventually call [Page 330] for in the plan of common action contemplated by the Pan American agreements.”

Full text of note being sent by airmail.24

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  2. From the Ministry of War: Brig. Gen Eduardo T. Lapiz, Lt. Col. Raúl Ruiz Díaz and Capt. Luis M. A. Terradas; from the Ministry of Marine, Rear Adm. Sabá H. Sueyro, Comdr. Aureliano G. Lares, Comdr. Harald Cappus, Comdr. Carlos A. Garzoni, Lt. Comdr, Manuel Bianchi, and Lt. Comdr. Eburo Díaz Molina.
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