The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Haiti (Armour)16

No. 61


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The Governments of Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic have concurred in the interpretation of the Habana Convention on Commercial Aviation given in this instruction. The governments of other countries parties to this Convention have not yet made definite replies.

For your information, it may be stated that this Government does not contemplate entering into formal agreements with the countries parties to the Habana Convention supplementing the Convention itself. This Government merely desires to reach an understanding with these countries in regard to the interpretation of the Convention so far as concerns the right of private aircraft of one of the parties to enter territory of the other parties without the necessity of obtaining an authorization for the flight from the government of the country in which the flight is to be made.

Very truly yours,

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Francis White
  1. The omitted paragraphs at the beginning of this instruction are the same, mutatis mutandis, as instruction No. 150, January 27, to the Minister in the Dominican Republic, p. 609.