The Director for Mutual Security
to the Secretary of State
Dear Mr. Secretary: In accordance with the recommendation of the Department of State and the Department of Defense, concurred in by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget and the Director for Mutual Security, the President has made the determination with reference to Egypt indicated in the enclosed copy of his memorandum to the Director for Mutual Security of March 14, 1953.
All documents are being continued with a confidential security information classification, and it is suggested that no release will be made until the Department of State indicates to the Director for Mutual Security that publication should be made.
- Not found in Department of State files.↩
- The Department notified the Embassy in Egypt of the President’s determination on Mar. 17 in telegram 1833, not printed, and pointed out that the Egyptians would have to sign an agreement under the terms of the Mutual Security Act. (774.5 MSP/3–1753) Caffery replied on Mar. 19, in telegram 2106, not printed, that he had notified the Egyptians that they were eligible for grant military aid for training, and that the Egyptians expressed appreciation and agreed in principle to sign an MSA agreement. (774.5 MSP/3–1953)↩