462.00 R 294/65: Telegram

The Chargé in Belgium ( Wadsworth ) to the Secretary of State

13. Referring to Department’s number 13, March 15, 7 p.m.61 The Belgian Government’s reply translated is as follows:

“By two notes, dated the 14th and 23rd of March, 1922,62 you have had the kindness to explain the views of the Federal Government upon the right to reimbursement for expenses of the maintenance of the American troops upon the Rhine since the 11th of November, 1919 [1918].

I hasten to inform you that the Belgian Government has never entertained the idea of questioning the right of the United States to reimbursement for its expenses of occupation. It is the intention of the Belgian Government to consult with the other Allied Governments in order to reach a solution of the matter concerning which it believes that an agreement will very shortly be arrived at in accordance with the views of the United States.”

  1. Not printed.
  2. Mar. 14 undoubtedly an error; the two notes referred to are the identic notes transmitted in Department’s telegrams nos. 90 and 92 to the Ambassador in France, pp. 220, 224.