Skip to content

September 11, 1974

Letter, Secretary-General of the National Security Council to the President of Brazil, on Nuclear Cooperation with Argentina

This document was made possible with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY)

Brasilia – DF

Notice no288 / 74 11th of September, 1974



I have the honor of communicating to your Excellency the report no 0169, SECRET, dated 18th of July of 1974, generated by this Ministry.


The area under discussion in the document mentioned above refers to Brazilian -Argentinian cooperation in the utilization of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, and originated the explanatory memorandum no 062/74, on September 8th, 1974, coming from this General Secretariat, in which his Excellency, the President of the Republic, wrote the following:


“- There are various issues pending negotiation between BRAZIL and ARGENTINA, including the one pertaining to Itaipu´s quota.

- A possible agreement of mutual cooperation involving nuclear energy could be negotiated along with the above mentioned matters.

- I recommend, therefore, that you wait until the time comes to apply the proper procedure, and in the meantime continue to study and work on this matter as well as on the draft of the agreement to be proposed.

September 8th, 1974”


Fulfilling the Presidential determination, I pass to the hands of your Excellency a copy of the cited Explanatory Memorandum.


I would also like to take the opportunity to send your Excellency my warmest regards, as an expression of my highest esteem and distinct consideration.



Lieutenant General HUGO DE ANDRADE ABREU

Secretary-General of the National Security Council


To his Excellency


DD Minister of Foreign Relations


Cover letter from an explanatory memorandum on a possible agreement of mutual cooperation in nuclear energy between Brazil and Argentina. Contains President Geisel's response to the opinion of the National Security Council about nuclear cooperation between Argentina and Brazil. It concludes that the solution of pending issues with Buenos Aires should come before advancing in the nuclear field.

Document Information


CPDOC Archives, AAS 1974.09.11. Obtained and translated by Fundação Getúlio Vargas.


The History and Public Policy Program welcomes reuse of Digital Archive materials for research and educational purposes. Some documents may be subject to copyright, which is retained by the rights holders in accordance with US and international copyright laws. When possible, rights holders have been contacted for permission to reproduce their materials.

To enquire about this document's rights status or request permission for commercial use, please contact the History and Public Policy Program at [email protected].

Original Uploaded Date





Record ID


Original Classification



Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY)