The Ambassador in Brazil (Berle) to the Secretary of State
[Received 8:38 p.m.]
3007. With further reference to preliminary negotiations for turnover of air bases presently operated by USAFSA, General Wooten has been negotiating with General Trompowsky, Chief of Brazilian Air Force, and they have reached agreement as to method by which such turnover should be effected and handling of material located at these bases. General Wooten is sending text of this agreement by teletype from Recife with instruction to deliver it also to State.55
General Wooten has been kind enough to keep me informed of negotiations and to go over with me draft which seems to me entirely in order.
Proposed agreement contemplates activation of Brazilian-American air base agreement so that when USAFSA concludes its work technical commission contemplated by that agreement can then take over.
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