The Chargé in Brazil (Key) to the Secretary of State
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction no. 824 of August 11, 1947 and to subsequent telegrams referring to an exchange of notes regularizing the presence in Brazil of United States members of the Joint Brazil–United States Military Commission and in the United States of Brazilian members of the Joint Brazil–United States Defense Commission vis-à-vis the resolution passed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1946.
As authorized by the Department’s telegram no. 1053 of September 11, 1947,53 it has been suggested that the Brazilian Government initiate this exchange of notes and the Foreign Office has agreed to this proposal. There is enclosed a copy of the draft note agreed upon in conversations between the Ambassador and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and which will probably be addressed to the Embassy by the Foreign Ministry within the next few days.
- Not printed.↩
- In telegram 1159, October 9, 6 p.m., the Department indicated the desirability of including mention of JBUSMC and JBUSDC (832.20 Defense/9–2247). For texts of the later exchange of notes, see Agreement Relating to the Presence of Military Personnel of the United States in Brazil and the Presence of Military Personnel of Brazil in the United States, signed at Rio de Janeiro on December 15, 1947. February 2, 1948, Department of State, Treaties and Other International Acts Series No. 1759, or 62 Stat. (pt. 2) 1957.↩