Council of Foreign Ministers File: Lot M–88: CFM London Documents

Memorandum by the Soviet Delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers

CFM(45) 4

Proposals for a Peace Treaty for Hungary

The Soviet Delegation considers it desirable to take as a basis for the future treaty of peace with Hungary the existing Armistice Agreement signed on 20th January, 1945, between the U.S.S.R., the U.K. and the U.S.A., on the one hand, and Hungary on the other.77 The Soviet Delegation think that Articles 1 (d), 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 19 of the above-mentioned Armistice Agreement and the Annex to Article 12 could, with the necessary drafting changes and additions, be incorporated in the peace treaty as its basic articles.
Article 19 of the Armistice Agreement dealing with the frontiers of Hungary should be amplified to indicate that the whole of Transylvania will be restored to Rumania.
Article 8 of the Armistice should be deleted and replaced by an article under which Hungary undertakes to hand over to the Soviet Union, in conformity with paragraphs 1 and 9 of the decisions of the Berlin Conference on reparations from Germany,78 the German assets located in Hungary.
The Allied Powers will support the candidature of Hungary for membership of the United Nations Organisation. Hungary shall cooperate with the Allied Powers and shall give effect to such measures as they may adopt for the maintenance of world peace.
  1. For text of the Allied Armistice with Hungary (with Protocol), signed at Moscow on January 20, 1945, see Executive Agreement Series No. 456; or 59 Stat. (pt. 2) 1321. For documentation regarding the negotiation by the Allies of the Hungarian armistice, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. iii, pp. 847 ff.
  2. For the decisions of the Berlin Conference on reparations from Germany, see Conference of Berlin (Potsdam), vol. ii, pp. 14851487.