561.333D3/87: Telegram

The Ambassador in Colombia (Braden) to the Secretary of State

293. Reference telephone conversation Satterthwaite15 this afternoon. Minister for Foreign Affairs states Colombia requested quota of 3,180,000 bags instead of 3,150,000 not as a matter of quantity but because Congress expected 3,200,000 and may be unwilling to approve any greater cut. However, he will see the President tonight and communicate with me in the morning before I leave for Panama.

  1. Livingston Satterthwaite, of the Division of the American Republics.