Another of the naval facilities under the 1953 Spanish-American agreement has recently been concluded in Cartagena.
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Background: Another of the naval facilities under the 1953 Spanish-American agreement has recently been concluded in Cartagena. The installation at the port has been valued in $ 10,000,000.
High American and Spanish officials attend the inauguration. The cooperative spirit which presides the fulfillment of the agreements concluded between both countries has once again been manifest.
The Cartagena facilities which shall be jointly used by the Spanish and American Navies is an important military supplies depot for the US VIth Fleet, one of the two largest of the American Navy in continuous service in the high seas. The Vth Fleet shall depend on Cartagena to carry out its mission of preserving peace and warranting American friendship and ready aid to the Mediterranean countries.
Capt. Bennet C. Oelheim, Chief Officer of the Cartagena American naval station stated that these facilities were "for mutual aid and security of the free world".
The music-Band of the "Moon" anchored at Cartagena performed during the ceremony.