811.24522/42: Telegram

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

59. Your 41, January 12, 7 p.m.31 Postpone any approach to Ecuadoran Government concerning the Galápagos agreement pending further instructions.32 The matter is receiving urgent consideration here.

Department would, however, appreciate receiving your own opinion as to the likelihood that the Ecuadoran Government would be agreeable to postpone the signing of any agreement until after the May elections.

  1. Not printed.
  2. For an indication of a previous postponement in the negotiations, see telegrams 835, October 13, 1942, 7 p.m., and 880, October 22, 1942, 8 p.m., from Quito, and telegram 772, October 20, 1942, 9 p.m., to Quito, Foreign Relations, 1942, vol. vi, pp. 378379.