740.0011 Pacific War/1399

The Colombian Ambassador ( Turbay ) to the Secretary of State

[Translation]
No. 3255

Mr. Secretary: Referring to my communications Nos. 3173 and 3249 dated the 9th and 20th instant,42 concerning the breaking off of diplomatic and consular relations between the Government of Colombia and the Governments of Japan, Germany and Italy, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that by an executive decree issued in accordance with the principles of American solidarity the Government of Colombia has declared that it will not consider the United States of [Page 83] America or any other of the American Republics at present at war with countries of other continents as belligerents.

I take the opportunity [etc.]

Gabriel Turbay
  1. Neither printed; Colombia broke off diplomatic relations with Japan on December 8, 1941, and with Germany and Italy on December 19, 1941.