C.F.M. Files: Lot M–88: Box 2063: Records of Decision
Record of Decisions, Council of Foreign Ministers, Second Session, Second Meeting, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris, April 26, 1946, 4:30 p.m.
C.F.M. (46) 2nd Meeting, 26 April, 1946.
|Mr. Bevin (Chairman)|
|Mr. H.M.G. Jebb|
|Mr. Duff Cooper|
|Sir Maurice Peterson|
|Mr. O.C. Harvey|
|M. G. Bidault||M. Molotov|
|M. Couve de Murville||M. Vyshinsky|
|Gén. Catroux||M. Dekanozov|
|M. H. Alphand||M. F. Gousev|
|M. Fouques Duparc||M. Bogomolov|
|Hon. J. C. Dunn|
I. Treaty With Italy.—
M. Couve de Murville submitted the Report of the Deputies (C.F.M. (46) 4),30 which was accepted by the Council.
2. Preamble of the Treaty With Italy.—
The Council decided to adopt the Preamble submitted by the Deputies (C.F.M. (46) 80 Revised)31 including all the passages shown in the Deputies report in square brackets.
M. Molotov made a reservation that similar provisions should be included in the treaties with Roumania and Bulgaria.
The Council decided to refer to a Committee of Experts the proposals contained in the Soviet and U.S.A. Memoranda as well as any proposals which might be made in this connexion by the U.K. and French Delegations. The Committee of Experts was instructed to report to the Council as soon as possible.
The following experts were appointed:
For the Soviet Delegation: M. Dekanosov
For the U.S.A. Delegation: M. Reinstein
For the French Delegation: M. Alphand
For the U.K. Delegation: not yet appointed.
4. Next Meetings.—
The Deputies to meet on 27th April at 11 a.m. to decide which of the questions concerning the Treaty with Italy should be dealt with [by] the Council at its afternoon session. The latter to be held at 4 p.m. No meeting on Sunday.
M. Bidault reminded the Council that the Agenda had not been fixed and emphasized the desirability of achieving the earliest possible agreement on this point.