810.20 Defense/2758: Telegram

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

725. Department’s 627, May 29, 8 p.m. From my conversation with Santos on May 22, I understood that there was to be no restriction regarding the type of United States forces which might enter Colombian territory. Therefore in addition to territorial waters Colombian land would also be included in the arrangement.

President-elect López was less specific than the President as is understandable from the fact that at present López has no authority to make commitments. The fact, however, that he said he would approve any arrangement made between Santos and me would imply that he too would approve assumption mentioned in Department’s 627.