The Director General of the Pan American Union (Rowe) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: At the meeting of the Governing Board of the Pan American Union held on January sixth, a communication was submitted from the Chargé d’Affaires of Colombia transmitting a suggestion from his Government that, in view of the existing international situation, no action be taken at this time toward fixing the date of the Ninth International Conference of American States, which is scheduled to meet in Bogota and which under ordinary circumstances would convene in 1943. The suggestion of the Government of Colombia was unanimously approved by the Governing Board.

I beg to remain [etc.]

L. S. Rowe