File No. 847/141.

The Secretary of State to Chargé Weitzel .

[Telegram.]

The President is sending a congratulatory message to President Obaldia. You will convey to new minister for foreign affairs sincere [Page 669] congratulations and wishes for the development and reenforcement of the necessarily intimate ties that join Panama and the United States and the perpetuation of sincere friendship between them.

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