811.20 Defense (M) Peru/9–2445
The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru (Pawley)
Sir: There is enclosed a draft of a suggested note73 for transmission to the Minister of Foreign Affairs concerning the future plans of the United States Government for purchases of lead and zinc in Peru.
The Foreign Economic Administration has suggested that the Overall Metals and Minerals Agreement be further revised to eliminate this Government’s obligation to purchase zinc ores and concentrates in the final three months of the Agreement. It is also suggested that the Peruvian Government be advised of the intention of the U.S. Commercial Company to terminate the Overall Metals and Minerals Agreement effective six months from the date of notice, as provided for in the Agreement as revised, August 25, 1944.
The Embassy will note that no change is being made with respect to the stipulated quantity of lead ores and concentrates to be purchased in the final three months of the Agreement.
Very truly yours,
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