811.24522/12–445: Telegram

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

841. I read to Minister Foreign Affairs this morning the Dept’s 702, Dec 3, 6 p.m., regarding Salinas Base. Minister expressed himself as being in complete accord with all the points covered by Dept’s telegram.

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He will make request that we leave a small number of technicians for training purposes.

He will also agree in an exchange of notes giving US transit rights et cetera. In order to avoid any misunderstanding I would appreciate Dept’s telegraphing me a clarification of “technical stop” as well as “reciprocal basis”, both of which appear in point 3 of Deptel.