810.20 Defense/7–1540: Telegram
The Ambassador in Colombia (Braden) to the Secretary of State
[Received 10:35 p.m.]
191. For the Under Secretary. Department’s No. 131, July 13, 3 p.m. Yesterday noon I read a paraphrase of your telegram to the President. He replied could not have been more satisfactory and in his message at opening of Congress July 20 he will refer briefly to Colombian civics needs and request necessary authorization to obtain financing.
He also praised your confidential statement to committee in Washington regarding Habana Conference agenda,7 as demonstrating complete comprehension by you of necessities of the situation.