718.1915/711: Telegram

The Minister in Panama (South) to the Secretary of State


46. Department’s telegram No. 17 dated February 6, 3 p.m. Just received note from Foreign Minister which states that Panama is only willing to enter into direct negotiations with Costa Rica to put into effect the solution which he proposed in his note dated January 29 (my despatch No. 628 dated February 2).

If a settlement of the question of indemnity fails through direct negotiations, Panama will only agree to submit this question to the International Court. Repeated to the American Legation in Costa Rica.32

  1. In his despatch No. 754, June 25, 1925, the Minister in Panama reported that Señor Julio Fabrega had been appointed confidential agent for Panama and that he expected to depart for San José July 10 for the purpose of solving the boundary controversy (file No. 701.1918/3).