810.20 Defense/3–1645: Telegram

The Ambassador in Uruguay (Dawson) to the Secretary of State

220. ReDeptel 100, March 2.47 Staff conferences have commenced in cordial atmosphere.

Vice Admiral Munroe arrived here on March 14 with Omaha and two destroyer escorts and Major General Wooten arrived by plane same day. Yesterday afternoon President received them together with other United States officers and Uruguayan officers participating in conferences. Foreign and Defense Ministers and I were also present. President made appropriate informal remarks welcoming visitors and stressing Pan-American solidarity and United States-Uruguayan friendship. This was followed by dinner at Embassy attended by President,48 Foreign and Defense Ministers and principal United States-Uruguayan participants. This morning formal meeting of conferees only was held with Defense Minister presiding. Further details by airmail.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Juan José Amézaga.