822.01/83: Telegram

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

42. Your 66 [67], October 30, 1 p.m. Please inform the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the appreciation of this Government of the views which he was good enough to communicate to you for the Department’s advice. You may say that the American Minister in Quito will be instructed tomorrow to inform the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the new Government of Ecuador that the Government of the United States will be pleased to maintain with the Government of Ecuador the cordial relations that have existed between the two countries.

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In connection with the first paragraph of your telegram under reference, you may say that I have been advised by the Ambassador of Ecuador that his Government in its foreign relations intends to pursue the same policy as that employed by the preceding Government, and that it is his understanding that the present delegates of Ecuador in the Washington boundary negotiations will be retained in that capacity. I am not advised of any particular difficulties now envisaged.