740.00119 European Advisory Commission/63: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant)

747. With respect to the participation of other Allies in the work of the European Advisory Commission (your 726, January 27, 4 p.m.), informal approaches have been made by several missions here, but no formal request for participation has been received by the Department. It is our opinion that the Commission, under paragraph 4 of its terms of reference,96 can, in its discretion, arrange for the participation of representatives of other governments in such manner and to such extent as the Commission may think desirable in the current deliberations on surrender terms.

With respect to Strang’s proposal that other United Nations’ governments might be informed of the work which the Commission is [Page 43] undertaking, it is our feeling that (aside from such participation as may be arranged under paragraph 4 of the terms of reference) if some of these governments were informed in this sense, we might find it desirable to inform all of them, including American republics.

  1. See Annex 2 to the Secret Protocol of the Tripartite Conference of Foreign Ministers at Moscow, October 18–November 1, 1943, Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. i, p. 756.