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Memorandum by the Secretary of State of a Conversation with the Colombian Chargé (Uribe), March 23, 1922


II. Relations between Colombia and Panama

The Chargé referred to the third article of the treaty between the United States and Colombia34 that the Government of the United States would take steps to obtain for [from] the Government of Panama the despatch of a duly accredited agent to negotiate and conclude with the Government of Colombia a treaty of peace and friendship with a view to bringing about regular diplomatic relations between Colombia and Panama, and the adjustment of the question of pecuniary liability between the two countries. The Chargé hoped that the American Government would soon take action under this clause. The Secretary said that he was fully apprised of that clause in the treaty and had the matter of appropriate steps in the light of this provision under his consideration.