822.796/121: Telegram

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

34. Reference the Department’s 32 of May 10, 7 p.m.6 Pan American-Grace has now instructed Campbell7 to proceed to Quito to propose to Ecuadoran authorities that dependent upon the elimination of German interests from air transport service in Ecuador, Pan American-Grace will extend its operations within Ecuador at no cost to the Ecuadoran Government, providing all the scheduled services now provided plus certain additional facilities. The proposals are described in a letter addressed to the Department by Pan American-Grace, copies of which have been sent to Campbell and are being sent to you.

Please emphasize to Campbell that the general objective is to eliminate German interests from Ecuadoran aviation, and that the Department is supporting Campbell’s proposals with that end in view.

Although it is desired that you present Campbell to the appropriate Ecuadoran authorities, and that you request these authorities to give their most careful consideration to Panagra’s proposals, you should not be present at any discussions or make any suggestions independently and directly to the Ecuadoran authorities. In other words, the negotiations should be entirely in the hands of Campbell. If at any time you believe it would be useful and desirable for you to take any further action than that authorized by this instruction, the Department will welcome your suggestions.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Douglass Campbell, vice president of Pan American-Grace Airways resident in South America.