Memorandum of Conversation, by the Assistant Secretary of State (Grady)

Referring to the attached memoranda,32 I asked the Egyptian Minister to call this morning to discuss with him again the matter of a trade agreement with Egypt.

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I had talked with him along these same lines on October 24 before he saw the Secretary. We went over the whole ground again and he stressed the same arguments he had made before. I in turn again pointed out the impossibility of going ahead with announcement of a trade agreement with Egypt at this time. I told him when the matter of the renewal of the Act was settled and our slate was clear of pending agreements, we could again take the matter up, and suggested that he call upon us in this connection some time in the late spring.

H[enry] G[rady]
  1. Dated December 4, 1939, not printed.