Executive Agreement Series No. 160

The American Ambassador in Panama ( Dawson ) to the Panamanian Minister for Foreign Affairs ( Garay )

No. 38

Excellency: My Government assumes that the protocol signed by the Secretary of State and the Minister of Panamá on October 10, 1914, dealing with hospitality extended in the waters of the Republic of Panamá and of the Canal Zone to belligerent vessels of war or those employed by belligerent powers for the purpose of prosecuting or aiding hostilities is still in force. However, it would be appreciated if in view of existing circumstances, the Government of Panama would signify in writing that it shares the view of the United States as to the present force and effect of this protocol.

Accept [etc.]

William Dawson