800.00–TA/10–1050: Circular telegram

The Secretary of State to Certain Diplomatic Missions 1


30. Fol info may assist you in current Point IV negots. Dept prepared formalize arrangements under Act for Internatl Development by:

A formal agreement.
An exchange of notes.
Memo of understanding signed by FonOff and Amb.

These methods listed in order Dept’s preference.

To enable determinations required by Section 407(c) of Act, undertaking by other countries must incl:

Assumption fair share of cost projects.
Cooperation on info and publicity.
Maximum effort coordination of all technical assistance programs within country.
Endeavor make effective use of program.
Cooperation with other countries in technical coop program. (This requirement may be satis by finding that coop of this nature exists based on agreements already made by country in connection UN agreements heretofore subscribed to.)

The undertaking with the fon country must also incl termination clause at the option of either country, say on 3 months’ notice, and must clearly limit US obligations to funds available as indicated from time to time by Dept.

A gen agreement incl foregoing pts, to which ref cld be made at the time specific projects are undertaken under Point IV, might simplify procedures hereafter. However, suhc an agreement is not necessary if [Page 870] specific project agreements incl satis language covering the minima set forth above. You may proceed negot accordingly subj Dept approval.

A draft agreement is under preparation.2 It will be mailed shortly, but unnecessary await receipt before negots accordance foregoing.

Urge ur proposals represent double minimum amts allotted pursuant Depcirtel Sep 12 in view late start current year and unlikelihood all countries will submit programs justifying entire allocation available for bilateral program.

  1. This telegram was sent to the Embassies in Addis Ababa, London, Paris, Brussels, Lisbon, Rome, New Delhi, Karachi, Colombo, Kabul, Cairo, Jidda, Baghdad, and Tel Aviv and to the Legations in Beirut, Damascus, Amman, and Tangier.
  2. For text, see enclosure to circular instruction, November 21, p. 871.