The Ambassador in Ecuador ( Scotten ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 7 p.m.]
1231. An Associated Press despatch from Washington published in El Comercio this morning indicates that the communiqué of the Constitutional Assembly regarding the Galápagos negotiations reported my 1227, December 29, 11 a.m.81 is being interpreted in the United States as tantamount to a termination of the negotiations. The Minister for Foreign Affairs informed me today that the communiqué should not be given the interpretation aforementioned and that it was the intention that the negotiations should continue, thus confirming the information given to me by Galo Plaza as reported in my telegram under reference.
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