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October 27, 1962

TELEGRAM FROM THE SWISS EMBASSY IN CUBA TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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    A short telegram from the Swiss Embassy in Cuba to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the impression that Castro wants to await the reaction to the invitation of U-Thant to Havana, before he takes a position on the prompting to receive Swiss officials.
    "Telegram from the Swiss Embassy in Cuba to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," October 27, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv, 2001 (E): 1976/17, Politische Auswirkungen nach der Rede von Präsident Kennedy vom 22. Oktober 1962. Telegram no. 36 from Embassy of Switzerland in Cuba to Swiss Foreign Ministry, 10/27/1962. Translated from German by Stephanie Popp. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115440
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 p.B.73.Cuba.O.-U’Ch. - PO

Original to: [Handwritten:] 155 [handwritten note illegible]

Copy also to: [Handwritten:] 112, 110 113, 152

Telegram no. 36

27. 10. 1962 2107

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

B e r n e

Urgent Secret. – Regards your 53. I absolutely share your opinion. I will strictly keep to it. I am under the impression that Castro wants to await the reaction to the invitation [translator’s note: extended to] U-Thant to Havana, before he takes a position on the prompting to receive me.

Embassy of Switzerland

B. 2503

28.10.1962 – 0900