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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 2751

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The American Chargé d'Affaires ad interim to the Ethiopian

Minister of Foreign Affairs

No. 136

THE FOREIGN SERVICE

OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

AMERICAN EMBASSY,

Addis Ababa, June 12, 1952. EXCELLENCY:

I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the Government of Ethiopia has been declared eligible to receive from the Government of the United States of America reimbursable military assistance under the provisions of Section 408 (e) of the Mutual Defense Assistance Act of 1949, as amended.[-] There are certain assurances and undertakings by the Government of Ethiopia which the Government of the United States must obtain before completing any transaction under that Act.

The Department understands the Government of Ethiopia is prepared to agree to use such items as may be provided to foster international peace and security within the framework of the Charter of the United Nations [?] through measures which will further the ability of nations dedicated to the principles and purposes of the Charter to participate effectively in arrangements for individual and collective self-defense in support of those purposes and principles ; and, moreover, that the items to be provided by the Government of the United States are required by the Government of Ethiopia and will be used solely to maintain its internal security, its legitimate self-defense or permit it to participate in the defense of the area of which it is a part or in United Nations collective security arrangements and measures; and that it will not undertake any act of aggression against any other state.

The Department understands also that the Government of Ethiopia will obtain the consent of the Government of the United States prior to the transfer of title to or possession of any equipment, materials, information, or services furnished, and that the Government of Ethiopia will take appropriate measures to protect the security of any article, service, or information furnished. The Government of

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Ethiopia also understands that the Government of the United States necessarily retains the privilege of diverting items of equipment or of not completing services undertaken if such action is dictated by considerations of United States national interest.

Finally, the Department understands that the Government of Ethiopia is prepared to accept terms and conditions of payment for the items transferred, to be agreed upon between the Government of Ethiopia and the Government of the United States, which accord with the terms of Section 408 (e) of the Mutual Defense Assistance Act of 1949, as amended.

A reply by the Government of Ethiopia to the effect that these understandings are correct will be considered as constituting an agreement between the Government of Ethiopia and the Government of the United States.

Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.

R. D. GATEWOOD

Chargé d'Affaires a.i. His Excellency ATO AKLILOU HABTE WOLD, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Imperial Ethiopian Government,

Addis Ababa.

The Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs to the American

Chargé d'Affaires ad interim

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No. 369/1/44

addis Abebe 13th June, 1952. SIR,

I have the honour to refer to your Note no. 136 of 12th June, 1952, and to express the appreciation of the Imperial Ethiopian Government for the declaration therein of their eligibility to receive from the Government of the United States of America military assistance under the provisions of Section 408 (e) of the Mutual Defense Assist

ance Act of 1949, as amended. The assurances and undertakings as set out in the note under reference are agreed to by the Imperial Ethiopian Government.

The Imperial Ethiopian Government is prepared to accept terms and conditions of payment for the items transferred, to be agreed upon between the Imperial Ethiopian Government and the Government of the United States, which accord with the terms of Section 408 (e) of the Mutual Defence Assistance Act of 1949, as amended.

Accept, Mr. Chargé d'Affaires, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. (SEAL]

AKILOU

Minister THE CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRES, The Embassy of the United States of America,

Addis Ababa.

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 1934

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