Memorandum by the Adviser on Political Relations ( Duggan ) to the Assistant Chief of the Division of the American Republics ( Bursley )

Mr. Bursley: The Mexican Ambassador telephoned me late yesterday afternoon to state that the Mexican Government accepted with pleasure the proposal for a meeting of technicians on international waters in El Paso on August 31. Señor MacGregor, the Mexican commissioner, has been instructed to attend. He will be assisted by certain technicians.

I expressed my gratification at the Ambassador’s rapid action in securing the approval of the Mexican Government to our proposal.

I did not press the Ambassador with respect to whether anyone from the Mexican Foreign Office would attend. I suggest that Mr. Lawson upon his return endeavor to ascertain this from Señor Mac-Gregor. If there will be representatives from the Mexican Foreign Office, then we can consider sending someone down from here.

Laurence Duggan