The Department of State to the Panamanian Embassy


Reference is made to a memorandum dated February 27, 1945 which the Minister of Foreign Relations delivered to the Secretary of State at Mexico City, concerning civil aviation in the Republic of Panama.

While regarding the agreement established by the exchange of notes of April 22, 1929, together with the Aviation Board established there-under and recognized by the Defense Sites Agreement of May 18, 1942, as still in effect, the Government of the United States is studying the proposal of the Government of Panama to enter into negotiations for a new agreement regarding aviation.

The interested agencies of the Government of the United States are already consulting with regard to the best method of meeting Panama’s aspirations, in the light of the interest of both countries in assuring the protection of the Canal. The Department of State hopes soon to communicate once more with the Embassy of Panama in the premises.