File No. 419.11D29/84.

Minister Price to the Secretary of State.


Referring to my despatch 440 of March 12, no reply has been received yet Panaman Government in the matter beyond an informal [Page 1170] reference by the Minister for Foreign Affairs in a conversation about ten days ago to the effect that the legal adviser of his Department, Señor Valdés, was conferring with their courts for the purpose of hastening their decision in this matter.