611.3331/483: Telegram

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

612. Trade Agreement was signed at Foreign Office at 5 p.m. today. Foreign Office had arranged appropriate ceremony attended by considerable number of Uruguayan officials, Embassy staff and American business men. Guani and I made brief remarks both stressing importance of unconditional most favored nation clause as means of assuring improved trade relations in better future world. Guani paid tribute to our trade agreement policy.

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[For text of trade agreement, see Department of State Executive Agreement Series No. 276, or 56 Stat. (pt. 2) 1624; for analysis of agreement, see Department of State Bulletin, July 25, 1942, supplement, page 654c.]