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October 30, 1962

TELEGRAM FROM SWISS FOREIGN MINISTRY, BERNE, TO SWISS MISSION, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK

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    The Swiss Foreign Ministry instructs the Swiss Mission to the UN that if UN Secretary General asked for participation of Swiss officers in a surveillance team for the dismantling of the Soviet bases in Cuba, and if the conditions of the mandate are acceptable, they will examine the request with benevolence in the framework of their constant policy of lending their services wherever they may be of use.
    "Telegram from Swiss Foreign Ministry, Berne, to Swiss Mission, United Nations, New York," October 30, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv, 2001 (E): 1976/17, Beteiligung Schweizer Offiziere am Ueberwachungsteam zur Aufhebung der Sovietischen Basen in Kuba. Cable no. 163, from Foreign Ministry to Thalmann, 10/30/1962. Translated from French by Stephanie Popp. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/115450
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Swiss Observer

New York

Berne 30.10.1962

18h45 t.lo.

cable no. 163

Your 151 and 152 stop can respond to your eventual interlocutor that if UN Secretary General asked for participation of Swiss officers in a surveillance team for the dismantling of the Soviet bases in Cuba, and if the conditions of the mandate are acceptable, we will examine the request with benevolence in the framework of our constant policy of lending our services wherever they may be of use.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Copy sent to:

Mr. Minister Bindschedler

Mr. Minister Burckhardt

Mr. Diaz

Mr. Janner

Mr. Jaeggi