811.20 Defense(M)Peru/841: Telegram
The Ambassador in Peru (Norweb) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 23—1:20 a.m.]
892. Reference Department’s telegram 704, June 19, 8 p.m. Finance Minister yesterday accepted clauses A and B including modification of clause A as proposed by BEW in telegram 617 of May 28, 10 p.m.
The Minister stated he accepted clauses A and B of article 3 unconditionally including their publication as a part of the agreement if [Page 743] Washington definitely insists upon such publication. He would prefer, however, and requested that I submit his suggestion that clauses A and B of article 3 be included in a separate exchange of letters.
There would be no objection on the part of the Embassy to treating article 3 in this way providing there is no objection in Washington. However, as stated above, the Minister has not stipulated this as a condition but rather as a decided preference as was done in the case, of Bolivia.58
The Minister stated further that he is now desirous of proceeding at once with the agreement. Consequently I wish to present below the text as we understand it here for confirmation.
It will be noted that the original article 4 pertaining to living and working conditions has been omitted at Finance Minister’s request as reported in the Embassy’s telegram 1172 of November 11, 5 p.m.59 Consequently the text of the agreement would consist of the paragraphs given in the Embassy’s telegram 893 of June 22, 7 p.m.60 plus exhibit A listing the minerals and metals and prices.
Please telegraph confirmation of the articles quoted in telegram 893 or necessary modifications; and also exhibit A which we presume will include the paragraph clarifying F.O.B. prices.