812.6363/7700: Telegram

The Ambassador in Mexico (Messersmith) to the Secretary of State

855. Department’s 1061, July 25, 9 p.m. Immediately upon receipt of this telegram I had an audience with the President and conveyed to him the substance thereof. I found him informed of the conversations in progress in Washington between the Department and other agencies and Beteta on petroleum.

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With respect to the oil mission composed of about four experts respectively in production, refining, transportation and engineering the President stated that he would be very pleased if such a mission would be sent to Mexico without delay to make a survey of the more urgent problems of Mexico’s need for oil industry, machinery and equipment, this survey to be made jointly with representatives of Petroleos Mexicanos.

With respect to the memorandum which the Department states it is forwarding me the President said he would be glad to discuss it with me at any time after I had received it.

The way is therefore open for this technical mission to proceed immediately to Mexico.