811.20 Defense (M)/2463: Telegram

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

234. Reference is made to my telegram No. 225. Minister for Foreign Relations today stated to me enabling decrees had all been issued. Manager of Bank of Republic informed Commercial Attaché65 bank is prepared to purchase platinum for account of Metals Reserve Company charging only necessary expenses of the operation. He desires information regarding price, terms, form of contract with Metals Reserve Company, shipping arrangements, etc.

Please instruct.

  1. Merwin L. Bohan.