HC Deb 29 May 1934 vol 290 cc23-4
40. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state the present position with regard to the dispute between Colombia and Peru; and during what periods in the last three years hostilities have been taking place and diplomatic relations broken off?


I am glad to be able to announce that the formal signature took place on the 24th May of a protocol of friendship and cooperation between Colombia and Peru. This agreement is the result of the negotiations which have been proceeding at Rio de Janeiro between delegates from these two countries in accordance with the terms of the agreement reached at Geneva on the 25th May, 1933. As regards the second part of this question, desultory hostilities took place in the region of the Putumayo and the Upper Amazon during the first months of 1933, following on the taking of Leticia by a band of Peruvian civilians in September, 1932. Diplomatic relations were broken off in February, 1933.