740.00112A European War 1939/29151: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Bowers) to the Secretary of State

731. Reference my telegram number 679, of April 10, 2 p.m.16 Council of Ministers meeting yesterday afternoon agreed on convocation of extraordinary session of Congress to convene April 27. Prior to the meeting Messrs. Thayer and Franki were given in strictest confidence a copy of the President’s message and project of law which will be submitted to Congress. This law authorizes the President, [Page 899] during the state of war which affects the American Republics, to adopt all measures necessary to effect a continental policy of solidarity, of reciprocal aid and defensive cooperation, and to give effect to the recommendations and resolutions approved at international American conferences and at meetings of the Foreign Ministers of the American Republics.

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