810.20 Defense/1028

The Secretary of State to the Paraguay an Minister ( Soler )

Sir: I take pleasure in acknowledging receipt of your note of June 11, 19412 in which you inform me that Lieutenant Colonel Aguilera and Captain Diaz Benza are authorized to conduct negotiations with the authorities of the United States Army and Navy concerning the acquisition of arms and war matériel by the Government of Paraguay and to sign any lists of requests for this matériel. I have also noted that your Legation will sign the basic agreement governing the acquisition of this matériel and will conduct any diplomatic negotiations on this subject.

The appropriate authorities of this Government have been preparing the text of this basic agreement, which must be concluded between the Governments of Paraguay and of the United States before this matériel can be acquired. As soon as these officials shall be in a position to discuss with you the conclusion of this agreement I shall take pleasure in communicating with you again.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Dean Acheson
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