Memorandum by the Assistant Chief of the Division of American Republics Analysis and Liaison (Halle)10
The Pan American Union has asked for the comments of the member governments on the Colombian proposal that the Bogotá Conference be postponed to sometime in 1947. Since Colombia is the host and is not ready to hold the Conference as scheduled in December, this Government has no choice but to agree to the postponement. There is, however, serious question whether the Colombians will be prepared at any time in the immediately foreseeable future. It has seemed desirable, therefore, that in agreeing to the postponement this Government express itself strongly in favor of holding the Conference at the earliest practicable date. The attached draft reply is intended to do this.11
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