562. Telegram From the Embassy in Canada to the Department of State 1

63. On short notice I was summoned to call on External Affairs Minister Green this morning. He asked me to convey personal message from Prime Minister to President to effect that President of Mexico recently suggested to Prime Minister that they together with President of Brazil should offer United States and Cuba their good offices in finding ways of ameliorating present situation. Prime Minister replied that Canada would be glad to cooperate if this were deemed helpful. Prime Minister is under impression that President of Brazil made similar response.

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Prime Minister anxious make clear that he is not contemplating action on part of Canada unless this would be agreeable to the United States. He hesitated to telephone President at Newport because he was doubtful of secure connection. Prime Minister is not informing Mexicans of this message. Canada has apparently not been in direct touch with Brazilians.

Department may or may not wish inform Embassies Mexico City and Rio.

  1. Source: Department of State, Central Files, 611.37/7–2460. Secret; Priority; Presidential Handling.