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

Memorandum by the Soviet Delegation to the Council of Foreign Ministers

CFM(45) 8

Proposals for a Peace Treaty With Rumania

The Soviet Delegation propose that Articles 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 of the Armistice Agreement concluded on 12th September, 1944 between the Governments of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United States of America and the United Kingdom, on the one hand, and the Government of Rumania on the other,81 the Annex to Article 11, and Article 3 of the Protocol attached to the said Agreement should, subject to the necessary drafting changes, be taken as a basis for the future peace treaty with Rumania.
Article 8 of the Armistice Agreement should be replaced in the peace treaty by an article under which Rumania 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, the German assets located in Rumania.
In connection with Article 19 of the Armistice Agreement and, in view of the assistance rendered by Rumania to the cause of the Allies in the war against Germany, an article should be included in [Page 150] the peace treaty providing for the transfer to Rumania of the whole of Transylvania.
The Allied Powers will support the candidature of Rumania for membership in the United Nations’ Organization. Rumania will co-operate with the Allied Powers and execute such measures as they may adopt for the maintenance of world peace.
  1. For text of the Allied Armistice with Rumania, signed at Moscow, September 12, 1944, see Executive Agreement Series No. 490; or 59 Stat. (pt. 2) 1712. For documentation regarding the negotiations leading to the armistice, see Foreign Relations, 1944, vol. iv, pp. 333 ff.