740.0011 E.W./2–1145

The Acting Secretary of State to the Peruvian Chargé (Garland)

Sir: I acknowledge the receipt of your note of February 11, 1945,20 in which you quote a declaration of the Government of Peru stating that it recognizes a state of effective belligerency between Peru on the one side and Germany and Japan on the other; that it has resolved upon the adherence of Peru to the Declaration by United Nations; and that you have been authorized to sign in the name of Peru.

The Government of the United States, as depository for the Declaration, is gratified to welcome Peru formally into the ranks of the United Nations. Arrangements are being made for you to sign the Declaration on February 14, 1945.21

Accept [etc.]

Joseph C. Grew
  1. Not printed.
  2. For a report of the ceremonies of signing the Declaration in behalf of Peru and other states on February 14, see Department of State Bulletin, February 18, 1945, pp. 234–237.