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56 STAT.] NORWAY-MUTUAL WAR AID -JULY 11, 1942 ment and, accordingly, that the latter Government which is operating its Fleet for the benefit of the United Nations in the 'common war effort, should be assisted in replacing ships lost in the service of the United Nations. Accordingly, the Government of the United States of America will continue to review the situation with the Royal Norwegian Government with a view to assisting that Government in a program of replacement as soon as conditions permit. The two Governments agree that negotiations to this end should be com- menced without delay and should be pressed to a conclusion as promptly as possible. 4. In the application of Article V of the Agreement relating to the return at the end of the present emergency of articles transferred under the Agreement, the Government of the United States of America will take into account the circumstance that when the invader has been driven from Norway it will be necessary for the Royal Norwegian Government to ensure the maintenance of reestab- lished peaceful conditions. Accordingly, the Government of the United States of America and the Royal Norwegian Government will consider, and will consult with each other with respect to the possible retention by the latter of such military equipment as may be con- sidered necessary for those purposes. Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest con- sideration. siderationW. MNTHE MORGENSTIERNE His Excellency Ambassador of Norway at Washington. CORDELL HULL, Secretary of State of the United States of America. The Secretary of State to the Norwegian Ambassador DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON July 11, 194S. EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of today's date concerning the conversations between representatives of the Government of the United States of America and the Royal Norwegian Government in connection with the negotiation of the Agreement on the Principles Applying to Mutual Aid in the Prosecution of the War Against Aggression signed this day, and to confirm the statement contained therein of the understanding of the two Governments with respect to the application of certain provisions of the Agreement. Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurance of my highest considera- tion. His Excellency v ... WILHELM MUNTHE DE MORGENSTIERNE, Ambassador of Norway. 1569 Retention of mili. tary equipment at end of present emer- gency. CORDELL HULL Secretary of State 4 th, TT'nifl .tfnt.e nf AmnriJ. - - u 1 --rurvuv