821.6363 Barco/71: Telegram

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

6. My 2, January 19 [18], 11 a.m. On said visit Minister of Foreign Affairs was satisfied, when I explained American stock ownership, that no impropriety was intended. He seems however of opinion that something possibly should be of record showing this ownership but on this would advise me later. He informed me today that those having matter in charge say that record under consideration is immense but agree render decision within four months. He will urge earlier decision. Will also discuss with President penultimate sentence of my said telegram which seems to appeal to him.