811.20 Defense (M) Chile/61: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile ( Bowers ) to the Secretary of State

851. The signature of the overall purchase agreement is merely awaiting approval by Chilean Congress of copper tax proposal which the Minister of Finance hopes may be forthcoming within the next few days. The Chilean authorities are very anxious to close the agreement as soon as possible.88

  1. The agreement was completed by an exchange of notes on January 26, 1942.