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Memorando com data de 23 de Junho de 1947 redigido por Joäo de Bianchi, embaixador de Portugal em Washington, na sequência das instruções recebidas do Governo de Lisboa e entregue no Departamento de Estado dos EUA.

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The Portuguese Government learned with a great deal of interest of the remarks made at Harvard by the Secretary of State on the subject of Europe and his statement regarding the readiness of the United States to collaborate in a joint program for its reconstruction. 

The Portuguese Government will naturally follow these developments with the closest attention, and they intend to give sincere support, to the extent that Portugal's resources permit, to General Marshall's initiative, inspired as it is by principles that have much in common with those which have been in the mind of the Portuguese Government and have guided many of its practices; for within its modest capacities, Portugal has endeavoured - by opening credits, supplying goods to various countries and supporting UNRRA-- to play a part in the efforts already made toward Europe's economic reconstruction. 

The Secretary's offer and the resources which the United States may devote to the cause of Europe's rehabilitation provide new hope for the war-ravaged European peoples. And therefore, notwithstanding the fact that not even the general lines which reconstruction plans will follow in practice have as yet been laid down, it is the wish of the Portuguese Government to express without delay their praise for, and the profound sympathy with which they view, the welcome declaration of the Secretary of State. 

Washington, D.C. 

June 23, 1947 

NARA, RG 59, 840.50-Recovery-1945-1949, Box 5729, 840.50 Recovery/6-2347; AMNE, 2º piso, M 381, A 60, Proc. 39,314.

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