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

799. Department’s 593, April 29, 4 [5] p.m. To avoid reopening discussion British Embassy has not again been approached in premises. Embassy originally stated that phrase in question was intended to refer to all supplies required from abroad by National Defense Ministry whether or not they were of a purely military nature. Embassy draft note copy of which forwarded to Department with Legation’s despatch 973 of April 58 stated that procedure in question should apply to orders “falling within budget of Ministry of National Defense”.

Since Department Civil Aviation, for example, is part of National Defense Ministry there would appear to be no doubt that any of that Department’s requirements would be subject to proposed procedure.

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