The Panama Canal and United States-Panamanian Relations: Report of a Study Mission to Panama, March 17 to 20, 1977, to the Committee on International Relations, U.S. House of Representatives

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978 - 62 pagini
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Pagina 57 - Under the Treaty Concerning the Permanent Neutrality and Operation of the Panama Canal (the Neutrality Treaty), Panama and the United States have the responsibility to assure that the Panama Canal will remain open and secure to ships of all nations.
Pagina 53 - We have no choice, we people of the United States, as to whether or not we shall play a great part in the world. That has been determined for us by fate, by the march of events. We have to play that part. All that we can decide is whether we shall play it well or ill.
Pagina 57 - This does not mean, nor shall it be interpreted as, a right of intervention of the United States in the internal affairs of Panama. Any United States action will be directed at insuring that the Canal will remain open, secure, and accessible, and it shall never be directed against the territorial integrity or political independence of Panama.
Pagina 57 - The correct interpretation of this principle is that each of the two countries shall, in accordance with their respective constitutional processes, defend the canal against any threat to the regime of neutrality, and consequently shall have the right to act against any aggression or threat directed against the canal or against the peaceful transit of vessels through the canal.
Pagina 51 - The United States of America and the Republic of Panama commit themselves to implement this Treaty in a manner consistent with the protection of the natural environment of the Republic of Panama.
Pagina 40 - Advisers to previous Presidents, we believe we have an obligation to you and the nation to offer our combined judgment on the strategic value of the Panama Canal to the United States. Contrary to what we read about the declining strategic and economic value of the Canal, the truth is that this interoceanic waterway is as important, if not more so, to the United States than ever. The Panama Canal enables the United States to transfer its naval forces and commercial units from ocean to ocean as the...
Pagina 57 - The Neutrality Treaty provides that the vessels of war and auxiliary vessels of the United States and Panama will be entitled to transit the Canal expeditiously. This is intended, and it shall so be interpreted, to assure the transit of such vessels through the Canal as quickly as possible, without any impediment, with expedited treatment, and in the case of need or emergency, to go to the head of the line of vessels in order to transit the Canal rapidly".
Pagina 2 - Panama Canal Treaty and the Treaty Concerning the Permanent Neutrality and Operation of the Panama Canal...
Pagina 52 - At the start of these negotiations, both countries agreed — in the 1974 Kissinger-Tack Statement of Principles — that Panama should receive a "just and equitable share of the benefits derived from the operation of the canal in its territory.

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