Memorandum of Conversation, by the Under Secretary of State (Welles)

The Soviet Ambassador called to see me this afternoon at his request. Mr. Litvinov told me that he had received instructions from his Government to inform me that the Soviet Government would be glad to renew diplomatic relations with the Government of Uruguay. He suggested that the Uruguayan Ambassador address a letter to him as by instruction of his Government stating that the Government of Uruguay would be glad to renew diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union. He stated that as soon as he received such a letter he would immediately send a letter in reply stating that the Soviet Union would be very glad to undertake a renewal of diplomatic relations with Uruguay.

I told Mr. Litvinov that I would be very glad to transmit this information immediately to the Ambassador of Uruguay and to the Uruguayan Government.13

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  1. The resumption of relations was effected by an exchange of notes at Washington on January 27, 1943, between the Soviet Ambassador in the United States and the Uruguayan Minister for Foreign Affairs.