The Secretary of State to the Embassy in Panama
Sir: Reference is made to the Department’s instruction No. 126, dated August 31, 19481 and subsequent correspondence concerning aviation matters in the Republic of Panama.
There is transmitted herewith a copy of a revised draft of an aviation agreement.1 There is also transmitted herewith a copy of an exchange [Page 699] of notes concerning the Communications Cable Agreement and the Technical Aviation Mission.2 These drafts represent the latest views of the Government of the United States and have been cleared by the Department, the National Military Establishment, the Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Civil Aeronautics Board.
You are instructed to present these revised drafts to the Government of Panama and, if they are acceptable, you are authorized at your discretion to sign the general aviation agreement and effect the exchange of notes. As it is necessary to clear any changes with the various agencies in Washington, the Embassy should refer any proposed deviations from the enclosed texts to the Department for clearance.
Full powers authorizing you to sign this general aviation agreement are being transmitted to you by hand by a member of your staff.3
Very truly yours,