721.2315/78: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Peru ( McMillin )

Confidential. Minister Philip84 has informed Department that he has been told by Peruvian Minister that Peruvian Government is dissatisfied with attitude of Colombia regarding frontier controversy. Philip advised Peruvian Minister that in his opinion it would be well for Peru to adopt a tolerant and noble role in frontier dispute especially in view of fact that President Suarez is perhaps the one Colombian whose highest ambition it is to establish frontier of his country on just and lasting bases.

Do not refer to above conversation but at a favorable opportunity orally and informally intimate to Minister for Foreign Affairs that in your opinion the present is a good time to carry on negotiations with Colombia looking towards a lasting settlement of the frontier question.

  1. In Colombia.