Memorandum by the Secretary of State of a Conversation with the Colombian Minister (Olaya), March 13, 1924


The Minister then referred to relations with Panama as his Government was most anxious to have an adjustment. He hoped the Secretary would examine into the situation to see if something could not be done along the lines that had been suggested before for the purpose of securing a resumption of relations between Panama and Colombia. The Minister said that from what he had heard he believed Panama would at this time be very much disposed to listen to any suggestions the Secretary would make. The Secretary referred to what had already been done and to the protocol that had been arranged and to the difficulty that had arisen with respect to the boundary question. The Secretary said he would look into the matter to see if there would be any prospect of success if the matter were taken up again.