The Minister in Greece ( MacVeagh ) to the Chief of the Division of Near Eastern Affairs ( Murray )

Dear Mr. Murray: I have received your letter of July 27th and am glad to note that it is the hope of the Department that, under the powers conferred upon the President by the Tariff Reciprocity Act of June 12, 1934, it will become possible and practicable to effect a satisfactory solution of the problems of our trade with Greece through the negotiation of a reciprocal trade agreement in the not too distant future.

In accordance with your wishes, this Legation is now engaged in formulating such suggestions as seem to recommend themselves here in respect to the commodities the interchange of which between Greece and the United States might usefully be stimulated by a reciprocal trade agreement, as well as in regard to other points which in its opinion ought to be taken care of in such an instrument.

In the meantime this Legation will, of course, continue its efforts to meet the individual problems and difficulties affecting our trade with Greece as they are brought to its attention.

Sincerely yours,

Lincoln MacVeagh