Memorandum by the Under Secretary of State (Phillips)

I called up the Peruvian Ambassador and told him that the last information we had from Bogotá was to the effect that there was no likelihood of the early adjournment of the Colombian Congress; that we had already expressed to the Colombian Government our interest in the Rio Protocol and we felt, therefore, that perhaps this was not the opportune moment for us to take any further action in this respect; I said that, if future developments seemed to indicate that further action by us would be helpful, we would most certainly gladly consider again this question.

The Ambassador said that he was glad to have our information with regard to the likelihood of no early adjournment and seemed quite satisfied with our position.

William Phillips