Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of the American Republics (Duggan) of a Conversation With the Panamanian Minister (Boyd)
The Minister informed me that he was happy to report that the Panamanian Government had decided to purchase the Piñas Bay property. He thought that by this time the purchase had actually been effected. I expressed deep appreciation for the very prompt and effective interest which the Panamanian Government had taken in this matter, adding that it was an example of the way important problems affecting the Canal might be settled where there was a real desire to cooperate on both sides. I requested the Minister please to express to the President when he next met him this Government’s very keen gratitude for the assistance which the Panamanian Government had been in this matter.
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