The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil ( Berle )
Sir: Reference is made to the technical advice and assistance which has been furnished by the Civil Aeronautics Administration to the Brazilian Air Ministry through Mr. C. J. Tippett and his staff.
Officers of the Civil Aeronautics Administration and of this Department have recently conferred with regard to the continued participation of the Civil Aeronautics Administration in this project. It was agreed that the Civil Aeronautics Administration’s activities in Brazil have been of mutual advantage to both countries and it is desired, therefore, to continue cooperation in this project.
It will be noted that under paragraph 3(a) of the enclosed draft Memorandum of Agreement,72 this Government undertakes to detail from the Civil Aeronautics Administration an initial maximum of three aviation technicians whose salaries and expenses shall be paid by this Government. It is realized that the work of this Civil Aeronautics Administration mission may well require the services of other Civil Aeronautics Administration experts on a permanent or temporary basis, who would go to Brazil for a specific task and return when their work is accomplished. For example, a civil aviation expert with a legal background might be used for a two-month period to aid in drawing up appropriate legislation and civil air regulations. It is believed that the Government of Brazil should be prepared to pay a part or all of the living expenses, salaries, and transportation of such additional Civil Aeronautics Administration personnel under the provisions of the Act of May 3, 1939 (Public No. 63, 76th Congress).
With a view to effecting a more closely integrated program and a clearer definition of the responsibilities of the two Governments and their participating agencies, there is enclosed a draft Memorandum of Agreement concerning which the Department desires to have your opinion before the instrument is presented to the Brazilian Government. If you are of the opinion that the proposed Agreement should be modified please indicate what provisions it should contain.
Very truly yours,
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