822.01/82a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Chile (Philip)9

41. The new Government of Ecuador has officially advised the American Legation at Quito of the change in government. By means of a note signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs it advises this Government that complete tranquillity and order prevail and that the Government of Ecuador in its foreign relations “proposes to continue its policy of respect for law and the inviolability of international treaties and conventions. It desires to offer to all nations its friendly cooperation for the normal development of cultural and commercial interchange and for the preservation of peace and progress.”

Before reaching a determination as to recognition of the new government, the Department will appreciate having for its confidential information advice as to the intention of the Government of Chile in this regard and such information as it may have obtained and be willing to offer as to the probable stability of the new government.

  1. The same telegram, mutatis mutandis, October 29, 3 p.m., to the Ambassador in Peru as No. 54, and to the Minister in Colombia as No. 29.