81. Letter From President Johnson to the Chairman of the President’s Advisory Committee on Foreign Assistance Programs (Perkins)1
Many thanks for your letter enclosing your Committee’s final report on development assistance.2
I know that a great deal of time, talent, and hard work went into this effort. You and your distinguished colleagues have performed a valuable public service—in the interest of our own security and of the hopes of millions of people around the world who seek a better life.
I have asked Secretary Rusk, Secretary Clifford, Aid Administrator Gaud and Budget Director Zwick to go over your proposals and give me [Page 232]their comments. I will be most pleased to pass on the Committee’s report and our appraisal of it to the next Administration. I believe it will be an important contribution to the deliberations ahead on the future of foreign aid.
I deeply appreciate your personal leadership in the work of the Committee.
With warm personal regards,