611.3231/602a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil ( Gibson )

61. If Aranha5 is expected to come to Washington as Ambassador in near future please discuss with him the plans for negotiating the proposed trade agreement. Inquire whether he expects to have definitive instructions and to bring experts so that negotiations can proceed promptly after his arrival. Please ascertain latest plans as to time of his arrival. Also discuss plans for trade agreement with such other officials as you think appropriate and report their attitude on the subject. You may say that pursuant to recently enacted authorizing legislation6 this government plans to conclude series of trade agreements and hopes to include Brazil among the first countries with which such agreements are concluded.

  1. Oswaldo Aranha, Brazilian Minister of Finance.
  2. Act of June 12, 1934; 48 Stat. 943.