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The Ambassador in Mexico (Thurston) to the Secretary of State


854. Reference Department’s instruction 1374 July 24. President Alemán, after reading President Truman’s letter handed him by Ambassador August 1, stated he also wished reach early agreement on aviation. He remarked he had not followed carefully negotiations held June 1946, but surmised these failed because of too many technical representatives on both sides. He felt settlement could be reached if matter handled informally and suggested that in place of delegation Embassy appoint representative discuss bilateral agreement with person to be designated by him. Ambassador expressed agreement and stated we were ready initiate conversations immediately. Named Bohan as Embassy’s representative. President then said he would talk with Minister[s] Foreign Affairs and Communications23 and designate representative. If these representatives could not reach agreement, it would be easy bring matter to his personal attention for decision.

  1. Jaime Torres Bodet, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Augustin García López, Minister for Communications and Public Works.