The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Colombia ( Braden )
Washington , September 30, 1940—8 p.m.
211. Please express to the Minister of Foreign Affairs my earnest hope that the Colombian Government will find it possible to accept the proposed coffee quota plan now under discussion in the Inter-American Financial and Economic Advisory Committee. In the opinion of this Government the proposed quotas are fair to all the participating countries. Please report by telegraph the current attitude of the Colombian Government toward the proposed coffee agreement.