On May 3, 1951, the United States and Ecuador signed at Quito a Point IV General Agreement for Technical Cooperation, which entered into force on the same date. A copy of the agreement was transmitted to the Department of State under cover of despatch 818, from Quito, May 4, 1951 (822.00–TA/5–451). For text, see United States Treaties and Other International Agreements (UST), volume 2, page 955, or Department of State Treaties and Other International Acts Series (TIAS) No. 2249. For a press release concerning the agreement, see Department of State Bulletin, May 21, 1951, page 823.