58 STAT.] DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-FOOD SURPLUSES Dec. 17, 1943 1273 December 17,1943 and Agreement between the United States of America and the Dominican February 11,1944 Republic approving memorandum of understanding dated November 1, E.. . 404 1943 respecting the purchase of Dominicanfood surpluses. Effected by exchange of notes signed at Ciudad Trujillo December 17, 1943 and February 11, 1944. The American Ambassador to the Dominican Secretary of State for ForeignAffairs EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA No. 164. Ciudad Trujillo, D.R., December 17, 1943. EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to refer to recent conversations held in Washing- ton between the Special Representative of the Dominican Govern- ment, Sr. Manuel de Moya, and representatives of the interested agencies of my government, regarding the purchase by the Govern- ment of the United States of the exportable surpluses of a number of Dominican food products. I enclose herewith a "Memorandum of Understanding" dated November 1, 1943 containing a statement of the agreements which were arrived at as a result of the above-mentioned conversations. For purposes of clarification, I am instructed to point out it is the understanding of my Government that paragraph 8 (a) of the Memo- Po t , P 1277. randum means that the Commodity Credit Corporation or its nomi- nee is guaranteed the entire exportable surplus of live cattle and that no frozen or prepared beef may be exported in any month until the Commodity Credit Corporation or its nominee has received in that month 1000 head in live form. If the Dominican Government con- curs in this understanding, I should appreciate confirmation of such concurrence. I also desire to invite Your Excellency's attention to paragraph number 3 of the "Memorandum of Understanding", which provides P . 1274 . that, upon the exchange of notes, adequate publicity to the contents thereof will be given simultaneously in the United States and in the Dominican Republic. I should therefore appreciate information from Your Excellency at the time of exchange of notes as to the manner of the proposed announcement of the Dominican Govern- ment and the date on which its announcement will be made. This information is desired in order that public announcement may be made simultaneously in the United States and the Dominican Republic. Accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest and most dis- tinguished consideration. A. M . WARREN Enclosure His Excellency Lic. M. A. PENA BATLLE, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ciudad Trujilo, D.R .