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

Mr. Warren9 came in to pay his respects. He stated that the Inter-American Highway10 financed with Lend-Lease funds was not going well. He also informed me of the changed conditions resulting in there now being very little reason for the road, and that Haiti and the Dominican Republic are not interested. He feels that unless there are impelling military reasons for its construction it should not proceed.

I have informed Mr. Bernhard Knollenberg of Lend-Lease of this.

  1. Avra M. Warren, Ambassador in the Dominican Republic.
  2. Caribbean land-water route.