740.0011 EW (Peace)/4–1447: Telegram

The Representative in Rumania (Berry) to the Secretary of State


306. Remytel 302 of April 12.1 Soviet Ambassador has written me, “in the opinion of my government, the proposed preliminary discussion of the procedure by the chiefs of the diplomatic representations of our countries does not appear to be necessary, inasmuch as the coordinated actions of the heads of the diplomatic representations, provided for in the above mentioned article of the peace treaty with Rumania, are customary in the diplomatic practice and therefore do not require the establishment of any special procedure”.

Holman and I believe it is pointless to pursue this matter further at this level at this time. If Soviet Ambassador receives no instructions to engage in preliminary talks before ratification of treaty, I shall reopen matter immediately following deposit of ratification by three powers.

  1. Telegram 285, April 5, from Bucharest, not printed, reported that British Political Representative Holman had addressed letters to the Soviet Ambassador in Rumania, Sergei Ivanovich Kavtaradze, and to Representative Berry suggesting that a meeting be held to discuss the establishment of machinery for the implementation of the Peace Treaty with Rumania (740.0011 EW (Peace)/4–547). Telegram 302, April 12, from Bucharest, not printed, reported that Ambassador Kavtaradze had rejected the British proposal (740.0011 EW (Peace)/4–1247).