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1898 INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS OTHER THAN TREATIES [56 STAT. The Minister of New Zealand to the Under Secretary of State NEW ZEALAND LEGATION WASHINGTON, D.C . July 1, 1942. SIR, I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated March 31, in reference to the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, and in reply have to inform you that His Majesty's Govern- ment in New Zealand desires to participate in the proposals and stipulations of the United States Government as set forth in your communication now under reply and agrees to adopt reciprocal arrangements whereby subjects liable for military service and resident in the United States may elect to serve in their own countries. Accept, Sir, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration. Yours sincerely W. NASH Minister of New Zealand. Mr. SUMNER WELLES, Under Secretary of State, Department of State, Washington, D.C. The Secretaryof State to the Charge d'Affaires ad interim of New Zealand DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON August 15, 1942 SIR: I acknowledge the receipt of your Legation's note of July 1, 1942, in which reference is made to the Department's note of March 31, 1942 proposing an arrangement concerning the induction of nationals of one country in the armed forces of the other. You state that His Majesty's Government in New Zealand desires to participate in the proposals and stipulations of this Government as set forth in the Department's note of March 31, 1942 and agrees to adopt reciprocal arrangements whereby subjects liable for military service and resident in the United States may elect to serve in their own countries. The competent authorities of this Government consider your note to contain satisfactory assurances concerning the points raised in the Department's note of March 31, 1942. Accordingly, the arrangement is now considered as being in effect. The Selective Service System expresses the view that all arrange- ments relating to the matter will be identical with those now in effect in regard to Canada, which are detailed in a Memorandum to All State Directors (1-422), a copy of which is enclosed.[l] Major 2 [Not printed.]