The instrument of ratification of the Treaty by Brazil was accompanied by a note from the Brazilian Embassy, dated March 5, 1969, an unofficial translation of which, provided by the Brazilian Embassy, reads as follows:
“The Brazilian Embassy presents its compliments to the Department of State and has the honor to forward herewith the instrument of ratification by the Brazilian Government of the Treaty on principles regulating the activities of the Countries in the exploration and use of cosmic space, to be deposited with the Government of the United States of America, according to the terms of Article XIV, paragraph 2, of same Treaty.
“2. The Brazilian Embassy, upon depositing the aforementioned instrument, kindly requests the Department of State to take note and inform the signatory countries of the following declaration of the Brazilian Government:
‘The Brazilian Government interprets Article 10 of the Treaty as a declared recognition that the granting of tracking facilities by the parties of the Treaty shall depend upon agreement between the concerned Countries.’
“3. The Brazilian Embassies in
“The Brazilian Embassy avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Department of State the assurances of its highest consideration.”