103.9151/5–2246: Telegram

The Chargé in Peru (Donnelly) to the Secretary of State


605. Deptel 37, April 26.22 I have just received two letters from the Minister of Finance. The first acknowledges with thanks transfer of Iquitos airport and marine airbase facilities and confirms purchase two Catalina planes. The second states Peruvian Govt unwilling accept cancellation air agreement without construction or improvement [Page 1216] four airports as provided in article XII Air Agreement. In view importance matter and since there is no official in Embassy familiar with original negotiations, Losa, RDC representative here today obtained RDC’s approval return Washington next week to discuss matter with appropriate authorities there.

The Catalinas and airport facilities will not be turned over to the Peruvian Govt pending settlement this point.23

  1. Not printed.
  2. The delivery of the planes and receipt of a check for $100,000 were indicated in telegram 858, August 8, 1946, from Lima (103.9151).