800.85/854: Telegram

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

994. Reference Department’s 703, June 2, 9 p.m. I have seen Mejia95 of Federación Nacional de Cafeteros and changes suggested by Department in its 703 are agreeable. He asked me for a clean copy of the contract which he expects to clear with Minister of Hacienda without difficulty. With latter’s approval, Mejia says, they will be ready to sign.

In view of the foregoing and since the Foreign Office has not been a party to the negotiations does the Department consider the suggested note to the Foreign Office imperative? Would it be sufficient to transmit a copy of the text of the contract to the Minister for Foreign Affairs after signature? A telegraphic reply would be appreciated.

  1. Manuel Mejia, Manager of the Federación.