Mr. Alexander G. Kirk, Political Adviser, Allied Force Headquarters, to the Secretary of State
[Received March 27—2:01 p.m.]
1183. Reference my 1124, March 24, 4 p.m.27 Stevenson, British Ambassador to Belgrade, has been informed by Kardelj28 and Subasic29 that the Government of Jugoslavia considered Albania a sovereign and independent state. The Jugoslav Foreign Minister added that the Jugoslav Government did not contemplate federation [Page 1310] with Albania and the future would show whether it would be possible to organize a federation of Balkan peoples. He added that the Government of Jugoslavia did not intend to organize now any such federation.
Sent Department, repeated to Moscow as 97.