Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning two speeches delivered during the visit of President Jorge Alessandri of Chile. In his remarks welcoming the Chilean President, President Kennedy discusses the mission of the Alliance for Progress, and thanks the Chilean citizens for their support during the Cuban Missile Crisis. In his toast, President Kennedy explains the historical relationship between the two countries, to which President Alessandri responds by noting the similarities between the countries' political systems and their shared duty to preserve democratic ideals. Materials in this folder include memoranda and press copies of the two speeches.