710 Consultation 3/65: Telegram

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

518. Please express to the Foreign Minister the Department’s sincere appreciation for the information he has furnished you regarding the attitude of the Peruvian and Ecuadoran representatives in Bogotá with regard to the boundary dispute and the forthcoming consultative meeting. Recent developments make it possible that some agreement at least in principle between the two countries may solve this problem prior to January 15, the date of the Rio meeting. If, however, no agreement is reached, the Department will bear very much in mind the helpful suggestions of Dr. López de Mesa.