811.24522/12–2844: Telegram

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

1225. Reference my 1213, December 23, noon [midnight].79 Galo Plaza informs me that at the end of a stormy session in the Assembly last night concerning the Galápagos Salinas negotiations, the draft agreement which we presented was disapproved but approval was given to the Executive to proceed with negotiations for a new agreement. Plaza claims that compensation was not discussed but that the general opinion appears to favor his own views that some lasting rehabilitation projects will be asked for.

Plaza adds that he is discussing this matter further this evening with the Advisory Commission of the Foreign Office. He plans to go with me to the Galápagos next week for one day and from there to Washington.

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