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56 STAT.] NEW ZEALAND-MUTUAL WAR AID -SEPT. 3 , 1942 1611 Agreement between the United States of America and New Zealand re- September 3, 192 specting principles applying to the provision of aid in the prosecution [E. A. s. m2 of the war. Effected by exchange of notes signed at Washington September 3, 1942. The New Zealand Minister to the Secretary of State NEW ZEALAND LEGATION WASHINGTON, D.C. Srm: As contracting parties to the United Nations Declaration of Janu- ary 1, 1942, [1] the Governments of the United States of America and New Zealand pledged themselves to employ their full resources, mili- tary and economic, against those nations with which they are at war. In the Agreement of February 23, 1942, [1] between the Govern- Arte, p.14. ments of the United Kingdom and of the United States of America, , the provisions and principles of which the Government of New Zea- land considers applicable to its relations with the Government of the United States, each contracting Government undertook to provide the other with such articles, services, facilities or information useful in the prosecution of their common war undertaking as each may be in a position to supply. It is the understanding of the Government of New Zealand that the general principle to be followed in providing such aid is that the war production and war resources of both nations should be used by each, in the ways which most effectively utilize available materials, manpower, production facilities and shipping space. I now set forth the understanding of the Government of New Zea- land of the principles and procedure applicable to the provision of aid by the Government of New Zealand to the armed forces of the United States and the manner in which such aid will be correlated with the maintenance of those forces by the United States Govern- ment. 1. While each Government retains the right of final decision, in the light of its own potentialities and responsibilities, decisions as to the most effective use of resources shall, so far as possible, be made in common, pursuant to common plans for winning the war. 2. As to financing the provision of such aid, within the fields men- tioned below, it is my understanding that the general principle to be ' [Executive Agreement Series 236; 55 Stat. 1600 .] 2 [Executive Agreement Series 241.]