721.23/2454: Telegram

The Ambassador in Peru ( Dearing ) to the Secretary of State

20. Embassy’s telegram February 7, noon. Foreign Minister states Peru has confidence in Colombian Government’s good faith. In replying to Colombian invitation to prolong period in which ratification may be carried out to some time in 1935, Peru is (1) making the point that this must imply no modification in protocol whatever; (2) seeking to limit period to not later than September 30, 1935, believing it dangerous to leave matter open any longer than necessary; (3) agreeing that Mixed Commission shall continue at Leticia; (4) asking [Page 213] that demilitarization of frontier posts be carried out as provided by article 5 of protocol; (5) requesting that Colombia will duly notify League of Nations and Brazilian Government of all developments. Further report by air mail.