822.796/138: Telegram

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

67. In amplification of the information contained in my telegram No. 65, May 22, 10 a.m. [p.m.]8 the Minister of National Defense confirmed last night that some arrangement would have to be made for Oriente air service before he would be content to see Sedta bought out by some company that would not undertake Oriente service. Plaza asked whether there was not some way in which our Government could finance buying of hydroplane or amphibian and helping Ecuador to get some excellent pilots. I replied that the possibility would be taken under advisement. He replied that he could not wait much longer.

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