611.3331/364 Suppl.: Telegram

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

74. Department’s no. 69, April 30, 7 p.m. For your information and confidential use in discussions with Uruguayan authorities, there is a possibility that trade-agreement discussions now taking place with Argentina may reach a point which will make possible public announcement of intended negotiations in the very near future, possibly [Page 565] as early as May 10. We will, of course, wish to announce negotiations with Uruguay simultaneously. Before this can be done it is necessary that the list of products for consideration to be published with the announcement be definitely agreed upon. Please discuss the matter promptly in the above sense with the appropriate Uruguayan authorities with a view to obtaining their acquiescence to the list communicated to you in reference telegram.