The Secretary of State to the Minister in Ecuador (Long)
92. Your 140, July 6, 9 a.m. As indicated in the Department’s no. 89 of July 6, 4 p.m., the elimination of Sedta is the sine qua non of our proposal, so that any acceptance by the Ecuadoran Government would of course require that that Government itself arrange specifically for such elimination.
With respect to your statement that the Ecuadoran Government desires Pan American-Grace services completely planned before actual elimination of Sedta, Pan American-Grace has indicated to the Department that it will be able to substitute for Sedta services without interruption in services, to all points at which satisfactory ground facilities now exist, if the Ecuadoran Government will designate a date on which it should do so. (Please see also Paragraph 2 (a) of Department’s telegram no. 87.14a)