834.001 Morínigo, Higinio/33: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Paraguay ( Frost )

96. You are authorized on behalf of President Roosevelt, to extend an invitation to President Morínigo of Paraguay to visit the United States about the middle of June of this year as a guest of this Government. [Page 691] It is understood that no publicity will be given this matter pending the acceptance of the invitation by President Morinigo and the arrangement of necessary formalities between President Roosevelt and President Morinigo by an informal exchange of views to be carried on through you.

For your information in connection with the proposed visit, it is the practice of this Government to pay all of the expenses of a Chief of State and his party only while they are in the United States. However, it will no doubt be possible to make arrangements for a United States plane to bring the President from Asunción to the United States.

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