THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF CHILE TO THE CHILEAN EMBASSIES
AND LEGATIONS IN THE AMERICAN REPUBLICS1
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS,
Santiago, Chile, December 13, 1922.
In conformity with a resolution of the Fourth Pan American Conference which was held at Buenos Aires in 1910, the Governing Board of the Pan American Union on May 12, 1913, unanimously agreed to designate this capital as the seat of the Fifth International Conference of American States.
The verification of the Conference having been postponed for reasons that are known to you, it was decided in April, 1922, that the Conference which should have been held in November, 1914, should take place in March, 1923, and that the Chilean Government should designate the date of the opening session.
The definite program of the Fifth Conference having been adopted at a meeting of the Governing Board of the Pan American Union, on the 6th inst., my Government has decided that the Conference be inaugurated in this capital on March 25, 1923.
Consequently I will appreciate if you will kindly invite the Government before whom you represent us, to cause itself to be represented at the Fifth International Conference of American States, at the same time requesting you to endeavor to communicate to me as soon as possible, the number, and if possible the names and titles of the Delegates, in order to facilitate the preparation of the Conference.
When making this invitation, you will also kindly ask said Government to recommend that the Delegates bring with them complete information of the status of the Conventions and Resolutions of the previous Conferences, in so far as they may refer to their country.
The Director General of the Pan American Union will forward direct to that Government the text of the program previously referred to.