The Secretary of State to the Chilean Ambassador to the United States (Nieto del Río)1
The Secretary of State presents his compliments to His Excellency the Ambassador of Chile and has the honor to refer to his note No. 230/46 of February 24, 19512 which stated that the Chilean Ambassador had been designated to carry on conversations respecting problems concerning copper, and to the memorandum furnished by the Embassy under the date of February 1, 1951,2 which sets forth the position of the Chilean Government.
Pursuant to the conversations which took place during the period from February 27 to April 9 between representatives of the United States Government and representatives of the Chilean Government,3 the position of the United States Government with respect to the questions raised by Chile has been presented and the enclosed memorandum contains a statement of the understanding of the United States Government with regard to agreements reached by the two governments respecting problems concerning copper.[Page 1277]
It would be appreciated if the Chilean Government would inform the United States Government if the attached memorandum accurately reflects the understanding of the Chilean Government with respect to the problems discussed.
- Department of State files do not indicate on which date the instant note and memorandum were handed to the Chilean Ambassador.↩
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- For text of the Department of State’s press release concerning the negotiations which took place in Washington, dated May 7, 1951, see Department of State Bulletin, May 21, 1951, pp. 819–820.↩
- This memorandum was amended in a note from the Secretary of State to the Chilean Ambassador, dated May 1, 1951, which reads in part as follows: “In addition to the items already agreed to, it is understood that with respect to non-fabricated Chilean copper produced by the American companies and sold to countries other than the United States such sales will be made through the facilities of the producing companies and that arrangements for such sales will be worked out by the Chilean Government with the producing companies.” (825.2542/5–151) The Chilean Government indicated its approval of the memorandum and the amendment in two notes dated May 7, 1951 (308.254/5–751).↩