810.20 Defense/2721: Telegram

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

700. My 687, May 22, 7 p.m. In conversation with President-elect López last evening I referred to oral arrangement with President Santos to permit our forces enter Colombian waters in event of emergency. López expressed approval of this arrangement and said he would gladly continue it during his administration as well as any [Page 154] other arrangements which we might have with Santos for efficient prosecution of the war.

Repeated to Panama for information of General Andrews.