811.34553B/93: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Portugal (Norweb)

620. Your 614, February 26, 11 p.m. Dr. Salazar’s agreement to telegraph Portuguese delegation proposing it join American party to conduct survey for second base and navigational aids should be made use of to press for issuance invitation to Panair. This progress is encouraging but should be taken advantage of to fullest extent. Refer in this connection to Department’s 43 of January 6, 3 p.m.41

The Department believes advantage should also be taken of Dr. Salazar’s expressed disposition to do something positive for us. It is felt that this should be used in your endeavor to bring about direct negotiations between Portuguese Government and this Government.

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