Editorial Note

After the opening meeting on April 30, specialists from both sides organized into working groups. These groups thereafter held ten meetings between May 3 and July 18, at which the various subjects and problems in connection with reaching a lend-lease settlement agreement were brought up and discussed. At the first meeting it was mutually agreed that an agreement reached on any separate subject was tentative, dependent on satisfactory agreements being attained on all subjects, which would be required before the conclusion of a general settlement. No such general agreement had been arrived at by July 18, at which time the conferences were suspended.