711.21/503: Telegram

The Minister in Colombia (Philip) to the Secretary of State

139. My 127, September 4, 3 p.m. President Suarez informed me yesterday that upon further consideration he believes that, with the exception of the modification of paragraph 1, the other changes in article 2 of the treaty of 1914 as already agreed upon and made public in the United States do not materially affect exemptions previously granted to Colombian salt, coal and petroleum; therefore the only alteration to which he now desires the Department’s assent is that paragraph 1 of article 2 be allowed to remain as embodied in the original text of the treaty.