December 23, 2005


No . 3181

The Embassy of the United States of America .presents its compliments to the Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Colombia and has the honor to the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Colombia of October 24, 1956 ("the 1956
Agreement") and to the understanding and amendments relating to the 1956 Agreement, effected by exchange of notes at Bogota on August 11, October 11, and November 22, 2000, as
amended and extended ("the 2000 Agreement") .

The Embassy, on behalf of the Government of the United States of America, proposes that paragraphs 1 and 3 of the 2000 understanding and amendments effected by the
currently set to expire on December 31, 2005, apply through March 31, 2006 . The Embassy anticipates the proposed extension will, provide the two Governments more time to finalize proposals for amending the above agreements, which have been the subject of recent bilateral
correspondence .

If the foregoing proposal is acceptable to the Government of the Republic of Colombia, the Embassy further proposes that this note_ and the affirmative reply note from the ministry shall constitute an agreement between the United States of America and the Republic of Colombia that shall enter into force on the date of the Ministry's affirmative note in reply, with effect from December 31, 2005 .

The Embassy of the United States of America avails itsself of this opportunity to renew to the Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Colombia the assurances of its highest consideration .

Embassy of the United States of America
Bogota D .C ., December 23, 2005


[This is a mobile copy of Colombian Dip Note 3181 of 12-23-05]