Czechoslavakia does not agree with the text of the preamble to the draft Peace Treaty with Hungary because this text makes no mention [Page 726] of Hungary’s complicity in the preparations for the world war and the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia. Similarly it fails to state that Hungary did not carry on her pre-war policy under pressure but concluded treaties with Italy and Germany of her own free will, voluntarily entered the war on the side of the Axis Powers, and was only forced by the pressure of military events to abandon her alliance with Germany.

Czechoslovakia therefore reserves the right to present and urge her point of view during the discussion of the Preamble.