740.00119 EW/11–2244: Telegram

Mr. Alexander C. Kirk, Political Adviser, Allied Force Headquarters, to the Secretary of State

1442. General Koenig57 reports that three of his officers, accompanied by Soviet officers, left Sofia November 20th to visit Macedonia and Thrace to verify withdrawal of Bulgarian troops from Greek territory. They are expected to return about November 23rd at which time General Koenig proposes to sign a codicil to the protocol already signed by Soviet and British representatives attesting Bulgarian compliance with pre-armistice conditions. Koenig expects to have accomplished his mission within a week. He reports Barnes’ arrival on November 19th and states that his mission is now being guided by Barnes’ advice.

Sent Department, repeated to Moscow as No. 132.

  1. Brig. Gen. Egmont F. Koenig, Chief, American delegation, Allied Joint Military Mission for Bulgaria.