Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 56 Part 2.djvu/758

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1844 INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [56 STAT. The Secretary of State to the Salvadoran Minister DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON February 13, 1942 SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your Legation's kind note of January 30, 1942 in which the cooperation of the Government of the United States was requested in the construction of the Inter- American Highway in El Salvador, and the assurances required by 56 Stat. 8. Public Law 375 of December 26, 1941 were offered in connection with such cooperation. I take pleasure in informing you that the assurances offered are satisfactory to this Government. It is consequently the intention of this Government to extend to the Salvadoran Government the coopera- tion envisaged in the Law, subject to the appropriation of the neces- sary funds by the Congress of the United States and to the receipt of the necessary assurances from the other Republics mentioned in the Law. You are, of course, aware that by the terms of the Law the survey and construction work which it authorizes shall be under the ad- ministration of the Public Roads Administration, Federal Works Agency. It is understood that the competent Salvadoran authorities are now making a subsidiary agreement with the Administration to carry out this provision of the Law. I am much gratified at the prospect that through this cooperative undertaking it will be possible to complete the Inter-American High- way through El Salvador. Transportation facilities will be improved, new lands and new natural resources developed, additional markets opened, and local economic conditions benefitted through the useful expenditure of money which this project envisages. Both of our countries should happily profit therefrom. I sincerely trust that the Highway will serve not only as a link to increase material intercourse between our nations but also as another bond in the close friell(dship which unites us. Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. For the Secretary of State: SUMNER WELLES The Honorable Senor Dr. Don HECTOR DAVID CASTRO, Minister of El Salvador.