811.24523/10–1046: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru ( Cooper ) to the Secretary of State

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1069. Remytel 1059, October 8, 9 p.m.37 No new developments respect fixing dates for turning over air base after conference with Foreign Minister yesterday and 2-hour conference today at which Foreign Minister, Minister of Aeronautics and Colonel McCoy38 were present. Foreign Minister was firm in objecting to signing agreement which includes granting of transit rights. Conference today ended with understanding that Minister of Aeronautics and Colonel McCoy would carry on informal conversations for 2 days in endeavor to reach a workable agreement.

Cooper
  1. Not printed.
  2. Col. George McCoy, Representative in Peru of the Commanding General, Caribbean Defense Command.