811.20 Defense (M)/5744: Telegram

The Ambassador in Ecuador (Long) to the Secretary of State

204. Referring to the Department’s 157, March 13, 11 p.m. Minister of Finance in principle is in sympathy with the Department’s proposal and will oppose purchase agreement with any other nation. He would like to have negotiations begun as promptly as possible but says that the matter must be taken up with the Foreign Office. This will be done immediately and a further report submitted as soon as possible.