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The Chargé in Brazil (Thurston) to the Acting Secretary of State

65. The Minister for Foreign Affairs informed me last evening that the appropriate departments of the Brazilian Government especially the Minister of Finance have been requested to submit at once to the Minister of Foreign Affairs their views with respect to the negotiation of a reciprocal trade agreement with the United States. Until those departments have expressed themselves no definitive statement on the subject can be made. The Minister for Foreign Affairs requested me to tell you, however, that in principle the Government of Brazil is disposed to enter into such negotiations.