710 Conference W and PW/4–1745

President Roosevelt to the President of Mexico (Avila Camacho)

My Dear Mr. President: I have been deeply impressed by the accomplishments of the Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace to which your Government was recently a most able and gracious host.

The spirit of understanding and cordiality which prevailed throughout the Conference, and the resulting farseeing resolutions not only give promise of solving the difficult problems which the war has brought to this hemisphere but set an inspiring pattern for the consideration of the world-wide problems of war and peace which are now receiving the attention of the peace-loving people and Governments of the United Nations.

On behalf of the people and the Government of the United States, I take this opportunity to express sincere appreciation of Mexico’s generous hospitality and outstanding leadership which contributed in such great measure to the success of the Conference.

I also take this opportunity to assure you personally of my highest esteem and my continued warm friendship.

Very sincerely yours,

Franklin D. Roosevelt