810.20 Defense/5–2340: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Colombia ( Keith )

88. From the Under Secretary. Your 120, May 23, 9 p.m. Major M. B. Ridgway, U. S. Army, and Captain B. L. Canaga, U. S. Navy, have been designated by their respective Departments to undertake the proposed conversations in Bogotá with the Colombian authorities. They will travel on special passports …

Major Ridgway will arrive in Bogotá June 7, and he will advise you of the exact hour of arrival and method of transportation when he reaches Panamá. Captain Canaga will not arrive in Bogotá until some time later, as he is proceeding directly to Santiago and thence by way of Lima and Quito to Bogotá and Caracas. [Welles.]