The Minister in Ecuador (Long) to the Secretary of State
[Received 10:15 p.m.]
232. Referring to my telegram No. 231, October 13, 7 p.m.19 At noon today the Foreign Minister told me that he, his legal adviser and the President of the Republic thought the proper procedure was to authorize Panagra to perform local services. He said that Ecuador would grant the necessary operating permit as soon as application is received.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said there was no reason why legal steps to form local company could not be taken at once. Panagra operating permit for the internal service could be transferred to local company whenever convenient. He added that his Government could not readily grant operating permit directly to a local company while the Sedta contract was in force.
Does the Department approve above procedure?
- Not printed.↩