Roosevelt Papers

Marshal Stalin to President Roosevelt


Personal and Secret from Premier J. V. Stalin to President Franklin Roosevelt.

Thank you for your reply2 on the French question. Together with General De-Gaulle we came to a decision that the conclusion of the Franco-Soviet Pact of mutual assistance will be beneficial to the cause of the French-Soviet relations as well as for the European security in general. Today the Franco-Soviet Pact was signed.3

As to the post-war border of France, the consideration of this question, as I have already written to you,4 has been postponed.

  1. Appears on the original.
  2. Ante, pp. 290291.
  3. For the text in translation, see Department of State Bulletin, January 7, 1945, vol. xii, pp. 39–40.
  4. Message of December 3, 1944, ante, pp. 288289.