800.85/576: Telegram

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

484. Department’s 311, March 14, 11 p.m. No reply has yet been received to our proposal. Turbay states he is awaiting word from Bogotá. It is impossible to overemphasize the need for tankers at the present time. Will you please make whatever efforts you can to determine whether the Colombian Government has given Turbay instructions and, if so, what they are?