811.34553B/2–846

The Portuguese Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the American Embassy in Portugal3

[Translation]
secret

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents its compliments to the American Embassy and has the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Embassy’s note dated February 1, 1946, in which the desire of the American Government is expressed to prolong for three months the [Page 963]period of use of the facilities in Santa Maria. The Portuguese Government, in view of the circumstances set forth, hereby grants a prorogation of the period originally fixed, for a further three months, within the provisions of Article 3 of the Agreement of November 28, 1944, and agrees with the interpretation of the United States Government in respect of the date when the period of six months set forth in the same article, should be considered at an end.

  1. Copy transmitted to the Department in despatch 723, February 8, 1946, from Lisbon.