832.24/278: Telegram

The Chargé in Brazil (Burdett) to the Secretary of State

636. For the Under Secretary. Reference Embassy’s telegram No. 632, December 5, 2 p.m. Aranha received today a telegram from his Ambassador at London saying that the Foreign Office informed him that as the British Government desires to maintain good relations and cooperation with Brazil and, having in mind at all times the solidarity existing between Brazil and the United States, it will search for a formula for a satisfactory settlement of the Siqueira Campos case.

A definite decision will be made by the Council of Ministers. The formula being sought is one which will permit a settlement without creating any precedents. The Ambassador thinks that a settlement will be reached within 2 or 3 days.