740.00119 (Potsdam)/7–3045

No. 887
Proposal by the United States Delegation1

Political Principles for Germany

U. S. Revision of Soviet Proposal2

The Soviet Delegation propose that the following addition be made to Article 8 paragraph IV of the “Political principles for Germany”:3

“Assistance, however, will be rendered to the establishment of a central German Administration composed of secretaries for respective branches of administration, in the first instance—of central administrative institutions for foreign trade, industry, finance, transport and communications. The Central German Administration shall act under the direction of the Control Council.[”]

  1. Attachment 10 to the summary of the Tenth Meeting of the Foreign Ministers, July 30. See ante, pp. 493, 498.
  2. For the Soviet proposal, see document No. 886.
  3. document No. 856.