722.2315/1433: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Ecuador ( Drew )

53. I have received a telegram directly from the Ecuadoran Minister for Foreign Affairs, prompted by the recent Colombian-Venezuelan boundary agreement, expressing again the keen desire of the Ecuadoran Government for a settlement of the boundary dispute with Peru. This telegram appears to have been a circular to the foreign ministers of all of the other American republics. Please deliver the following acknowledgement for me to Dr. Tobar:

“I acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency’s telegram of April 6 and I share your pleasure on learning of the conclusion of agreements between certain of the other American republics for the settlement of their existing disputes. It is my hope that all disputes between the sister republics of the Americas may be settled promptly in an equitable and satisfactory manner.”