710 Consultation (3)A/580a: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to the Diplomatic Representatives in the American Republics

I have today sent the following telegram to Dr. Guani, President of the Committee for Political Defense in Montevideo:

“I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency’s telegram of January 515 transmitting to me the text of the resolution adopted by the Emergency Advisory Committee for Political Defense on that day16 resolving:

‘To recommend to the Governments of the American Republics which have declared war on the Axis Powers or have broken diplomatic relations with them, that before proceeding to recognize the new Government of Bolivia they carry out as soon as possible, through regular diplomatic channels, both the consultations [Page 430] and the exchange of information recommended in Resolution XXII17 of the Committee, for the purposes therein indicated.’

In reply, I desire to inform you that this Government is in hearty accord with this resolution, as with the prior resolution to which it refers, and that this Government will promptly engage in the recommended consultations and exchanges of information with the other eighteen interested Republics. In adopting these resolutions, the Committee over which you have the honor to preside has, in the judgment of this Government, rendered distinguished service to the cause of hemispheric solidarity and security.”

  1. Not printed.
  2. Resolution XXIII. For full text, see Emergency Advisory Committee for Political Defense, Second Annual Report, July 15, 1943–October 15, 1944 (Montevideo, 1944), p. 92.
  3. Resolution XXII was approved December 24, 1943. For text, see telegram from the Chairman of the Committee, December 24, 1943, Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. v, p. 34; also printed in Emergency Advisory Committee for Political Defense, Second Annual Report, p. 79.