811.20 Defense (M) Colombia/111

The American Ambassador in Colombia (Lane) to the Colombian Minister for Foreign Affairs (López de Mesa)68

No. 32

Excellency: With reference to the contract between the Rubber Reserve Company and the Caja de Crédito Agrario, which was initialed [Page 189] today by Dr. Miguel López,69 Mr. Ronald Pocklington, and myself, I have the honor to confirm to Your Excellency that the Government of the United States expresses its willingness, consistent with the exigencies of the present international emergency, to cooperate with the Government of Colombia in establishing a tire plant in Colombia.

I avail myself [etc.]

Arthur Bliss Lane
  1. Copy transmitted to the Department by the Chargé in Colombia in his despatch No. 384, July 2; received July 7. Ambassador Lane departed for Washington on July 2.
  2. Manager of the Caja de Crédito.