632.6231/51: Telegram

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

132. My 129, May 25, 11 a.m.8 On Saturday afternoon there was a meeting of the Cabinet to discuss the German-Brazilian modus vivendi. The following note was issued to the press by the President’s Secretariat: “The President made a general exposé of the principal administrative problems of importance. There was no discussion of any modification of our policy in commercial matters. The Government will continue to promote the expansion of our interchange with those countries which maintain the regime of equality of treatment and freedom of commerce. With those which subordinate their commercial exchanges to a regime of preferential treatment and of compensations, there will be an endeavor to negotiate special agreements in such a way as to keep the commercial exchanges within normal limits.”

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