The Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs ( Spook ) to the American Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant )2
Your Excellency: With reference to the discussions which have been taking place between representatives of the Belgian Government and of the Governments of the United States of America and of the United Kingdom on the subject of uranium and thorium ores, I now have pleasure in sending herewith a Memorandum of Agreement annexed to this letter setting out the arrangements which have been agreed as a result of these discussions.
I am authorized to inform you that the provisions of the annexed Memorandum of Agreement meet with the approval of the Belgian Government. I therefore propose that, if they also meet with the approval of the Governments of the United States of America and of the United Kingdom, this letter together with your reply so informing me shall constitute an Agreement between the three Governments which will come into effect from today’s date.
Please accept [etc.]
- Copy obtained from the Department of Defense; an identical letter was sent on the same date to Sir John Anderson, British Chancellor of the Exchequer.↩