The Chargé in Ecuador (Shaw) to the Secretary of State

No. 3711

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s circular telegram of October 30, 194519 giving the Department’s views on the vesting of German external assets in the other American Republics. This matter was discussed with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the information given to him was confirmed by the Embassy’s note no. 285 of November 2, 1945. He said the matter required careful study and he would give his Government’s views in due course.

As a result of the conversations on the subject and the note above mentioned, Foreign Office note no. 281–DDP dated November 17, 1945 has now been received. It is an acknowledgment of the above-mentioned communications and states in addition that the Government of Ecuador is in agreement that the suggestions made should be treated in the Inter-American Technical Economic Conference20 and that appropriate instructions were sent to the delegate of Ecuador to that Conference.

A copy and translation of note no. 281–DDP are enclosed herewith for the information of the Department.19

Respectfully yours,

Geo. P. Shaw
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  2. For documentation on this Conference, see pp. 172 ff.
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