710 Conference (W and PW)/1–3145: Telegram

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

89. Re Department’s circular telegram [January] 19, midnight. I have received from the Minister for Foreign Affairs37 a lengthy and somewhat vague memorandum regarding the views of Ecuador as to a post war world organization with special reference to this hemisphere. The Minister informs me that this will be presented to the conference at Mexico City. He has submitted this to all of the American Governments and has requested their comments which he informed me [Page 22] Ecuador would be glad to receive either prior to the Mexico City conference or during that conference. A copy and translation goes forward38 via airmail pouch today. It is entirely possible that after the receipt or comments from other governments the text of this so-called plan may be considerably altered.

The Minister informs me he is also drafting observations bearing directly on the Dumbarton Oaks proposals which he will likewise submit at the conference. He indicated it would take several more days to formulate his ideas and that he will furnish me with a copy.

  1. Camilo Ponce Enriquez.
  2. Despatch 2681, January 31, 1945, not printed.