710 Consultation 3/65: Telegram

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

673. Minister of Foreign Relations23 told me that speaking purely personally, since he had no right to speak officially, the Peruvian Ambassador had been continuously making representations that his country’s differences with Ecuador should under no circumstances even be referred to in the forthcoming consultative conference. On the other hand Ecuador had been insisting although unofficially that there should be discussion.

The Minister felt it was best for this matter not to arise in the conference but that recognition of its existence should be taken outside of the conference as for instance by a statement to be made by the mediating nations giving assurances that the affair was well in hand.

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I said I would transmit his thoughts to the Department and he earnestly requested that I do so.

  1. Luis López de Mesa.