711.5527/32: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Belgium (Morris)

17. Your 18, April 18, 3 p.m. On the basis of information so far furnished by Belgian Government through your Embassy and Belgian Embassy, it is believed that there is a good prospect of reaching an agreement that will be satisfactory to both Governments. You may state that this Government will be pleased to enter into negotiations with Belgian Government immediately in an effort to reach such agreement as soon as possible. Inform Foreign Office that on April 17 aeronautical authorities of Department of Commerce furnished Belgian Embassy with full information in regard to airworthiness requirements of this Government.

Request to be informed whether in view of willingness of this Government to endeavor to reach a new agreement, Belgian Government is disposed to withdraw its notice of denunciation of arrangement now in force.