740.00119 Council/9–45

The Yugoslav Chargé (Makiedo) to the Secretary of State 27

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The Yugoslav Chargé d’Affaires presents his compliments to the Honorable the Secretary of State and has the honor to transmit to him the request of the Yugoslav Government that its representatives be invited to the coming conference of the five foreign ministers, which will be held in London at the beginning of September and which will settle the peace agreement with Italy.

This request is based on the decisions of the Potsdam Conference since Yugoslavia is directly concerned with and interested in the peace settlement with Italy.

  1. On September 4, 1945, the Yugoslav Chargé also submitted to the Department a memorandum requesting that the claims of the Yugoslav Government to the so-called “Julian Region” along the Italo-Yugoslav frontier be impartially examined at the Council of Foreign Ministers meeting (740.00119 Council/9–445). In a memorandum to the Yugoslav Chargé, dated September 14, 1945, the Department conveyed the information that the United States delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers at London had been given a copy of the Yugoslav memorandum (740.00119 Council/9–445). The territorial claims of the Yugoslav Government with regard to the Italo-Yugoslav frontier region were set forth in great detail in document C.F.M. (45) 26, September 18, 1945, entitled “Italian Peace Treaty: Yugoslav Frontier and Trieste, Statement of Views of Yugoslav Government”, p. 229.