740.00119 Control (Korea)/2–2046
The Political Adviser in Korea (
) to the Secretary of
, February 20, 1946.
Sir: I have the honor to enclose a copy of the
agreement signed by the chiefs of the United States and Soviet
delegations at the recent U.S.–Soviet Joint Conference in regard to the
establishment of the Joint Commission provided for in paragraph 2,
Section III (Korea) of the Moscow Communiqué.
It will be noted that the Joint Commission is supposed to start its work
not later than one month after the work of the recent Conference was
In this connection, reference is made to my dispatch No. 19 dated
February 15, 1946, enclosing copies of the agreements reached at the
U.S.–Soviet Joint Conference.
Yours very truly,
Agreement on Establishment of a Joint
Commission, Signed at Seoul
Decision Concerning the
Establishment of a Joint Commission of Representatives of the
American Command in Southern Korea and the Soviet Command in
- The Soviet and American Military Commands, in accordance with
Paragraph 2, Section III, of the Decision concerning Korea of
the Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers of the Soviet Union,
the U.S.A. and the United Kingdom, have agreed:
- To establish a 10-man Commission—5 members from the
Soviet Command and 5 members from the American Command.
The number of members of the Commission may be changed
by mutual agreement of the Commands.
- To bring in the necessary number of advisors, experts
and technical workers for the work of the
- Seoul, the capital city, is chosen as the permanent
seat of the Joint Commission. When necessary, the
Commission will visit Pyongyang. The Commission will
consult with democratic political parties and social
organizations of both south and north Korea. When
necessary, the Commission will visit any other place in
- The Joint Commission will start its work not later
than one month after the work of the present Conference
of representatives of the Soviet and American Military
Commands is completed.
- The Soviet and American Military Commands will submit
to each other lists naming their members of this
- The order of the work of this Commission will be
established at its first meeting.
A. V. Arnold
Major General, U.S.A. Chief of U. S.
T. F. Shtikov
Chief of Soviet Delegation