710 Consultation (4)/2–146

Memorandum of Conversation, by the Director of the Office of American Republic Affairs (Briggs)

Participants: A–Br—Mr. Braden
ARA—Mr. Briggs
Mr. C. B. Pearson, Canadian Ambassador

During a call on Mr. Braden on February 1 on other matters, the Canadian Ambassador mentioned the pending Rio Treaty, indicating [Page 4] that the clause in the United States draft making possible adherence by Canada (but not mentioning Canada by name) is entirely satisfactory to his Government. He expressed his appreciation of our courtesy in making a copy of the draft available for the confidential information of his Government.

Ambassador Pearson then inquired concerning the prospects for holding the Rio Conference, and Mr. Braden outlined to him the present situation, including our views relative to the Argentine situation.

E. O. B[riggs]