033.1110 Wallace, Henry A./221: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru (Norweb) to the Secretary of State

531. The Vice President and party left Lima by air for Guayaquil and Quito at 6:30 this morning. The Foreign Minister, the Ministers of War and of Marine and other important Peruvian officials were at the airport, while President Prado was represented by his chief aide.

The visit to Peru of the Vice President will be subject to his approval by despatch and in detail.30 In summary the Peruvian official welcome to Mr. Wallace was elaborate without being too ostentatious or burdensome and popular demonstrations and contacts gave unmistakable evidence of a widespread sentiment of cordiality toward him and the ideas he represents. The compliment of a visit to several Peruvian cities by the Vice President of the United States has been appreciated here and Mr. Wallace’s sincerity and friendliness should, I feel, by giving ocular and audible evidence of manifest good will definitely advance the interests of our country and aid the Embassy in its work of obtaining Peruvian cooperation in promotion of our war effort.

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