CFM Files: Box 58
The Secretary General of the Inter-Allied Reparations Agency (Sutton) to the Secretary General of the Council of Foreign Ministers 36
Sir: On October 10, 1946 the President of the Inter-Allied Reparations Agency had the honor to submit to the Council of Foreign Ministers the resolution of the Agency’s assembly, adopted on October 8, 1946.37 According to your letter of December 13 confirming the receipt of the resolution, it was to be considered at the subsequent meeting of the members of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Moscow in March.
I have been instructed by the assembly to present the enclosed memorandum supplementing the resolution of October 8, 1946.
I must add that, in view of the great importance for the assembly of all questions concerning reparations from Germany and in view of the special knowledge that has been acquired by the members of the assembly in the field of technical and administrative problems concerning these reparations, the assembly has instructed the President of the Agency and myself to consider ourselves as being at the disposal of the Council of Foreign Ministers in case the Council should desire to receive further information concerning questions arising from the enclosed memorandum.38
I have [etc.]
- This communication was first circulated to the Deputies for Germany as document CFM(D) (47) (G)39, January 31, 1947. At their 23rd Meeting at London, February 17, 1947, the Deputies agreed to refer this communication to the Council of Foreign Ministers at its forthcoming Moscow Session. At its 2nd Meeting, March 11, the Council of Foreign Ministers decided that the communication, which had been circulated as an enclosure to document CFM(47) (M)1, March 10, 1947, not printed, would not be considered as a separate item on the agenda but would be considered at the time the overall matter of reparations was considered.↩
- For the texts of the letter and resolution under reference, see Foreign Relations, 1946, vol. ii, pp. 1562–1563.↩
- At its 8th Meeting, March 18, the Council of Foreign Ministers agreed that the Deputies for Germany should hear representatives of the I.A.R.A. and then report to the Council; see the United States Delegation Minutes of that Council meeting, p. 257. For the report of the Deputies to the Council on the hearing given the representatives of the I.A.R.A., see document CFM(47) (M)98, April 3, 1947, p. 434.↩
- For the text of the agreement under reference, see Department of State, Treaties and Other International Acts Series, No. 1655 or 61 Stat. (pt. 3) 3157. For additional documentation on the establishment of the Inter-Allied Reparation Agency, see the index entry in Foreign Relations, 1945, volume iii .↩