710 Conference W And PW/1–1245: Telegram

The Ambassador in Cuba (Braden) to the Secretary of State

22. Minister of State today showed me telegram from Padilla inviting Cuban participation in forthcoming conference and emphasizing desire for Minister of State7 himself to attend. The latter is willing to do so but believes, correctly I feel, that Grau8 will choose Belt.9

The Minister of State’s observations on our tentative agenda (with which Mexican agenda is identical in every particular excepting final reference to discussion of Argentine problem) are: (1) he would prefer not to have conference convene until middle of March; (2) he finds agenda too indefinite but realizes this may be better for this type of conference.

  1. Alberto Inocente Alvarez.
  2. Ramón Grau San Martín, President of Cuba.
  3. Guillermo Belt, Cuban Ambassador in the United States.