119. Editorial Note

On January 25, representatives of the United States and the Republic of Panama signed a Treaty of Mutual Understanding and Cooperation and Memorandum of Understandings reached concerning relations between the two countries arising from the construction, operation, maintenance, and protection of the Panama Canal by the United States in accordance with existing treaties. The agreements, which were signed in Panama City by Ambassador Chapin and Panamanian Foreign Minister Octavio Fábrega, resulted from negotiations between the United States and Panama which began in September 1953. For texts of both the treaty and the accompanying memorandum, see Department of State Bulletin, February 7, 1955, pages 238–243, or 6 UST (pt. 2) 2273.