710. Consultation (4)/10–345: Circular telegram

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

Department today is requesting that special meeting Governing Board Pan American Union be called October 5 to consider postponement of October 20 Rio Conference.

My press statement today21 makes clear that reason for our request is Argentine situation. Since rules Governing Board prevent consideration political problems our statement at meeting will be limited to simple request that Conference be postponed.

Please state to Foreign Minister of the country to which you are accredited (except Argentina) the hope that his government will agree that Conference should be postponed and will so instruct its representative on Governing Board.

  1. See Department of State Bulletin, October 7, 1945, p. 552.