711F.1914/9–346: Telegram

The Ambassador in Panama ( Hines ) to the Secretary of State

us urgent

555. According to Star and Herald, National Assembly unanimously resolved September 2, 1946 “to go on record categorically expressing the view that, in support of the close harmony, reciprocity and mutual consideration that exist between the Republic of Panama and the United States, and of the spirit of cooperation and confidence that has been attained among the nations of the continent, it is indispensable that the Government of the United States proceed to return the defense sites whose jurisdiction was granted to it through the agreement of May 18, 1942 and which it has not yet evacuated despite the fact that the term fixed therefor has expired.”