110. Letter From President Carter to General Torrijos1

Dear General Torrijos:

As you know, some questions have arisen concerning the interpretations being given in our respective countries to certain portions of the new Panama Canal Treaties.

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I am sure that you will agree that it would be in the interests of both our countries to clarify the points at issue.

I understand that you will be stopping off in the United States on your return from Europe to Panama. If so, I would like to meet with you privately to discuss this matter.2

With best regards,


Jimmy Carter
  1. Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, President’s Correspondence with Foreign Leaders, Box 15, Panama: General Omar Torrijos Herrera 2/77–7/78. No classification marking.
  2. See Document 113.