632.6231/79: Telegram

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

159. My 156, June 18, 11 p.m. Last night Macedo Soares gave a satisfactory and categorical statement to the Associated Press and the [Page 272] United Press along the lines mentioned in antepenultimate paragraph of telegram under reference.

Yesterday the Federal Foreign Trade Council at a meeting presided over by the Minister of Foreign Affairs recommended immediate setting up of an official body to supervise and coordinate German-Brazilian trade resulting from the operation of the compensation system.