740.0011 Mutual Guarantee (Eastern Locarno)/19: Telegram

The Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( Bullitt ) to the Secretary of State

241. Litvinov and Lozoraitis, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, yesterday issued a joint statement with regard to the Eastern Locarno proposal which contained the following statement:

“They further came to the conclusion that the almost universal feeling of disquiet and alarm fully justified by the present international situation demands collective measures of security by all the nations in the eastern part of Europe and that the measure most responsible to this aim is the project of an eastern regional pact of mutual assistance which has been approved by the majority of the participants noted and also by nearly all great European nations and in which the U. S. S. R. and Lithuania have already declared their readiness to take a direct part.”