611.3331/481: Telegram

The Ambassador in Uruguay ( Dawson ) to the Secretary of State

606. Reference Department’s 442, July 18, 4 p.m., second paragraph. The understanding with the Uruguayans is that the general provisions, schedule I and II will be bound together in the order named and that the related notes will be signed and exchanged separately at the same time as the signature of the agreement, as was done in the case of the Argentine agreement. The Final Minutes will also be kept separate. In giving the texts to the press for publication, it is intended that the Uruguayan note relating to preferences to the United Kingdom and the reply thereto will precede that regarding preferences to contiguous countries and our reply.

If the foregoing is not satisfactory to the Department, it will be necessary to discuss this point with the Foreign Office and to obtain its approval for binding new signature texts of the related notes and replies thereto with the agreement.

Please clarify immediately the Department’s wishes with respect to the foregoing.