760h.75/3–2745: Telegram

Mr. Alexander G. Kirk, Political Adviser, Allied Force Headquarters, to the Secretary of State

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.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Edvard Kardelj, Yugoslav Second Vice Premier and Minister for the Constituent Assembly.
  3. Ivan Subasich, Yugoslav Minister for Foreign Affairs.