823.796/150: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru (Norweb)

52. Your 91, March 26, 3 p.m.15 Please express to the President of Peru16 on behalf of this Government hearty concurrence in the position which the President of Peru has taken to the effect that aviation services in this hemisphere should not be operated by non-American interests. It is indeed gratifying to find this position so definitely implemented by the cancellation by Peru of the Lufthansa17 contract. This action makes a real contribution to continental solidarity and to continental defense.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Manuel Prado y Ugarteche.
  3. German aviation company; its contract in Peru was cancelled on March 24.