Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

Search

 

Cablegate: Dip Note Received From Gop Re: Access to National

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

292011Z Aug 05

UNCLAS PANAMA 001781

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR WHA/CEN,
WHA GREGORY SCHIFFER PANAMA DESK

SENSITIVE

E/O 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PM POL CHIEF
SUBJECT: DIP NOTE RECEIVED FROM GOP RE: ACCESS TO NATIONAL
ARCHIVE MATERIAL


1. (U) This is an action request. See Para 3.

2. (U) Following is an unofficial translation of a
Diplomatic Note received by the Panama Embassy's Political
Section regarding a request for a document from the
National Archives in Washington, DC.

BEGIN UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION

REPUBLIC OF PANAMA
Ministry of Foreign Relations
---------------------------------
PANAMA 4, PANAMA

DGPE/DAAO/No.263-05

The Ministry of Foreign Relations - Department of
Africa, Asia and Oceania presents its compliments to the
Honorable Embassy of the United States of America on the
occasion of requesting its good offices to obtain from the
Department of State of the United States of America
documentation that is explained below.
The legation of Panama in Madrid, which was headed by
Mr. Antonio Burgos, in 1915, a few months before the
beginning of World War I, received a secret project of
Treaty allegedly presented by Japan. In view of this
action, Minister Burgos traveled to Washington, D.C. to
hold talks with the Secretary of State to share what was
received and for the corresponding investigations to be
carried out.
At the general archive of the Ministry of Foreign
Relations there is only a photostatic copy of the presented
project and a note about what was carried out in
Washington. A copy of the project is enclosed.
The Ministry of Foreign Relations - Department of
Africa, Asia and Oceania, with the purpose of completing
the corresponding historic file, will appreciate the
donation of a copy of the documentation processed by the
Department of State on this matter.
The Ministry of Foreign Relations - Department of
Africa, Asia and Oceania avails itself of the occasion to
reiterate to the Honorable Embassy of the United States of
America the assurances of its highest and distinguished
consideration.

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

Panama, August 22, 2005

To the Honorable
EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Panama City

END UNOFFICIAL TRANSLATION

3. (SBU) Embassy recommends replying to the Foreign
Ministry to the effect that Panamanian embassy officials in
Washington are free to search the archives in Washington to
locate and copy the document. Embassy requests Department
to identify the address of the archives building most
likely to contain said document and to inform Embassy of
its views on Embassy's recommendation.

ARREAGA

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
World Headlines

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.