740.00119 (Potsdam)/5–2446

No. 260
Briefing Book Paper
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Russian Participation in European Economic Organizations


It is recommended that we endeavor to obtain agreement from the Soviet Government to participate fully in … the European Central Inland Transport Organization (ECITO), … including designation of representatives to cooperate in the day-to-day activities of these organizations.


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… Principally due to disagreement on the issue of Polish representation, the Soviets have not participated in recent discussions concerning the ECITO. Their delegation in London, however, has informally indicated that the present agreement2 has substantially met the objections which they had to earlier drafts. …

  1. For the full text of this paper, see document No. 525. The recommendation here printed also appears in substantially the same language in document No. 524.
  2. For the text of the agreement as signed on September 27, 1945, see Executive Agreement Series No. 494; 59 Stat. (2) 1740.