Memorandum of Conversation, by the Under Secretary of State (Welles)

The Ambassador of Ecuador called to see me this morning.

The Ambassador stated by instruction of his Government that Ecuador was prepared immediately to enter into a cooperative agreement for defense which would make it possible for this Government to patrol the Galápagos Islands and the Ecuadoran coast line. I suggested that for reasons of convenience the negotiations be conducted here. The Ambassador asked if I would request Minister Long to make that suggestion to the Ecuadoran Government, which I said I would do.

S[umner] W[elles]