C.P.(Gen)Doc. 1.B.6.

Article 16

Australian proposals regarding the Treaty and Statute will modify the principles set down under Article 16 and stated as being agreed [Page 667] upon by the Council of Foreign Ministers, inter alia, in the following respects:

The proposed assurance of the Security Council should be replaced by the principle that all parties to the Treaty shall undertake to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or politicial independence of the Free Territory of Trieste;
The administrative matters mentioned in Article 16, including the appointment of Governor and reports by the Governor, should be the responsibility not only of the Four Powers which drafted the Treaty, but of those Powers together with three countries nominated by the Conference of Paris;
The Statute should be drafted by the Conference of Paris and approved by it. (No approval by the Security Council could or should be required.)