611.3331/362: Telegram

The Chargé in Uruguay (Chapin) to the Secretary of State

141. Department’s telegram 54, April 3, 6 p.m. I left with the Foreign Minister today a strictly confidential note embodying the substance of the first four paragraphs of the Department’s telegram.

Dr. Guani19 said that the Uruguayan Government “would be only too glad to resume negotiations for a trade agreement with the United States upon the general bases tentatively established in the previous negotiations which had been dropped at the instance of the United States.” He said that I might take his oral statement as the official answer of the Uruguayan Government. He added that the United States Government could rest assured that the matter would be kept a close secret and that as far as Uruguay was concerned “there would be no publicity in the matter prior to public announcement.”

  1. Alberto Guani, Uruguayan Minister for Foreign Affairs.