740.0011 Moscow/10–1943

Memorandum From Mr. Hull With Respect to Point 5 on the Agreed Agenda

Conference Document No. 18

The importance of my suggestion as to the methods for dealing with current political and economic issues arising between the three Governments will be greatly minimized if Mr. Eden’s proposal relating to the Political-Military Commission is adopted. Nevertheless, there may be questions calling for the special consideration of the Heads of the three Foreign Offices, in which event the permanent diplomatic representatives of the other two Governments in the respective capitals would be called in jointly for a tripartite discussion of any subject which it may be mutually considered may be effectively dealt with in this manner. There might also be special questions calling for international or special tripartite conferences.

These matters can be taken care of as occasion demands and in the manner deemed at the moment to be most appropriate.