710 Conference W and PW/1–2745: Telegram

The Chargé in the Dominican Republic ( Newbegin ) to the Secretary of State

36. Foreign Minister informed me this morning (with reference to Department’s circular telegram January 20 [19], midnight) that the Dominican Government had as yet no concrete suggestions to present to the meeting of Foreign Ministers or any specific requests to make of the American delegation nor did it expect to have any. He said the Dominican authorities were making a detailed study of the agenda and should it become desirable to bring up any matter at the conference the Embassy would be advised in advance if possible or should such a decision be reached at the conference itself, no action would be taken without prior consultation with the American delegation. He emphasized once more the intention of his Government to cooperate with the United States during the conference as it had in other matters affecting foreign relations.