856B.20/36: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Venezuela (Corrigan)

58. Your 53, January 27, 2 p.m.26 Please inform the Acting Foreign Minister and the President in confidence that the Netherlands Foreign Minister arrives in Washington on January 29 or 30 and that the whole matter of Venezuelan participation in defense measures imperatively necessary in Curaçao and Aruba will be discussed with him by the highest authorities here. Please urge upon President Medina particularly the extreme importance of Venezuela’s reserving any statement, especially a public statement, of her position in this matter pending the outcome of these conversations.

  1. Not printed; the Ambassador reported the receipt of a memorandum similar to the one presented by the Venezuelan Ambassador in Washington, supra.