841.24/1089a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt ( Kirk )

757. Mr. Hopkins has asked the Department to forward to you as further reply to your 1896, December 4, the following text of a letter from the President to Stettinius, Lend-Lease Administrator:

“For purposes of implementing the authority conferred upon you as Lend-Lease Administrator by Executive Order No. 8926, dated October 28, 1941 and in order to enable you to arrange for Lend-Lease aid to all nations already receiving aid in such manner as I shall have directed, whether directly or by way of retransfer, I hereby find that the defense of the following countries is vital to the defense of the United States:

India, Burma, the Dominions of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa, (including mandated territories under Dominion mandate), Newfoundland, Southern Rhodesia and the British colonial dependencies (including mandated territories under British mandate).
The Kingdom of Yugoslavia.
The Kingdom of Egypt.”