721.2315/339: Telegram

The Chargé in Peru (Boal) to the Secretary of State


39. Department’s telegrams No. 1, January 6, 10 a.m., and No. 4, March 2, 5 p.m., and Embassy’s despatch No. 754, June 9, 1927.74 Today Dr. Lozano, the Colombian Minister in Peru, again expressed to me his conviction that the Government of Peru was playing for time in the matter of ratifying the Colombian-Peruvian treaty.

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The Government of Colombia, Dr. Lozano states, considers that matters have reached the point where further delay cannot be countenanced, and that unless Parliament acts on the treaty within the next 20 days, he will depart from Peru. Dr. Lozano earnestly requested me to speak to the Foreign Minister and the President to urge ratification. It is my feeling at this time that evidence of the interest of the United States would further action, and unless the Department instructs me otherwise, I intend to mention the subject to the Foreign Minister Saturday, September 10, and inquire as to progress and stress the importance of prompt action in the interest of good relations between Colombia and Peru. I believe that a call on the President would be far more likely to produce results, but will not take this step unless the Department instructs me to do so.

  1. Telegram No. 4 not printed; despatch No. 754 not found in Department files.