611.2131/30: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Colombia ( Dawson )

63. I informed the Colombian Minister1 today that the Department would like to open conversations with him of a purely exploratory character to ascertain whether we could beneficially negotiate a reciprocal trade agreement with his Government; such an agreement would, of course, have to be submitted to the Senate for approval. The Minister said that he was ready to explore this subject with us; that he would send a telegram to his Government this afternoon in regard to the matter.

You may bring this informally to the attention of the Minister for Foreign Affairs2 and report promptly his comments.

Phillips
  1. Fabio Lozano T.
  2. Roberto Urdaneta Arbeláez.