033.1110 Wallace, Henry A./156: Telegram

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

531. The Vice President’s visit to Cali has been reported in highly enthusiastic terms not only by the press of Cali but also by that of Bogotá. Mr. Wallace’s simplicity of manner and evidently sincere interest in the people and problems of Colombia have most favorably impressed the Colombians. The Vice President was welcomed at the Cali airport not only by the local municipal and departmental officials but also by the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs16 the Minister of National Economy17 and the newly appointed Ambassador to the United States.18 The Chilean Ambassador19 accompanied me to Cali a day in advance of Mr. Wallace’s arrival in order to pay his respects to the Vice President, The Peruvian Ambassador20 traveling by commercial plane was unfortunately unable to reach Cali on account of bad weather.

  1. Alberto Gonzalez Fernández.
  2. Santiago Rivas Camacho.
  3. Gabriel Turbay.
  4. Emilio Edwards Bello.
  5. Carlos Arenas y Loayza.