800.51 W 89Czechoslovakia/102: Telegram

The Minister in Czechoslovakia (Einstein) to the Secretary of State

37. Your 26, July 6, 8 p.m. Dr. Beneš confirmed statement of Czechoslovak Chargé d’Affaires; other nations having expressed their wish to negotiate debt settlement Czechoslovakia no longer regards itself as obligated to them and wants to proceed independently to effect debt settlement. Dr. Beneš reported he personally favored beginning immediate payments but his view was opposed by Minister of Finance. Note regarding debt settlement would come up for final decision of Cabinet next Tuesday and would be communicated to the Legation before the end of the week.