811.20 Defense (M) Colombia/43: Telegram

The Chargé in Colombia (Keith) to the Secretary of State

414. The plan proposed in the Department’s telegram No. 350, March 23, 11 p.m. was submitted today to Minister for Foreign Affairs50 who stated that he was deeply interested and that he would transmit the contents of my note immediately to Minister of National Economy.51

I have discussed the matter in strict confidence with Parrish who was of mixed opinion as to plan and intimated possible lessened interest of his colleagues and himself.

Airmail report follows.

  1. Luis López de Mesa.
  2. Marco Aurelio Arango.