811.20 Defense (M) Colombia/68: Telegram

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

632. My 617, May 8, 11 p.m. President-elect López informed me today that he had not seen the President since my interview with Santos on May 8. Although I explained the rubber situation to López in some detail he made no comments on this specific question.

He emphasized, however, that his administration would continue wholeheartedly the policy of the present Government in cooperating fully with the United States. In fact he said that no other policy would be supported by the Colombian people.