822.796/112: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Ecuador ( Long )

21. As a result of conferences at the Department, Pan American-Grace Airways is preparing and will shortly present a plan to the Ecuadoran Government for the improvement of that Government’s domestic air service. In view of your despatch no. 9542 concerning the negotiations now going on between officials of Sedta3 and the Government of Ecuador, you are requested in your discretion to make known informally and strictly confidentially to appropriate officials of the Government of Ecuador the intentions of Pan American-Grace Airways. Alfaro4 is being informed of the above.

Please telegraph your views and those of the Ecuadoran officials whom you contact.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Transportes Aéreos, a German (Lufthansa) airline operating in Ecuador under a contract granted in 1938.
  3. Colón Alfaro, Ecuadoran Ambassador in the United States.