Paris Peace Conf. 186.3312/38

The Minister in Roumania ( Vopicka ) to the Secretary of State

Sir: From the correspondence that I am sending you,25 you will easily see that there is a great deal of bitterness between the Servians and the Roumanians on account of the western portion of the Banat. I have been asked about this both by Mr. Bratiano, the Roumanian Prime Minister, and by the Chargé d’Affaires of Servia here, and I said it would be a great deal better if Roumania could agree with Servia before the opening of the Peace Conference, and I also told Mr. Bratiano that it would be well for him to go to Paris to speak to the different representatives of the Allies there. He now tells me that he has decided to go to the Conference, and will leave Bucharest to-morrow. I am sure that this question can be settled between the Roumanians and the Servians if the Roumanians will receive a free hand regarding the northern portion of Bukovina and Bessarabia.

I am sending this latest news for your information and consideration.

I have [etc.]

Charles J. Vopicka
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