The Finnish Minister (Jutila) to the Secretary of State 1
Excellency: I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that, according to information received from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, there are rumours in regard to secret clauses or a secret protocol which would have been made in connection with the Agreement of Friendship, Co-operation and Mutual Assistance between the Republic of Finland and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics signed in Moscow on the sixth day of April 1948.[Page 782]
Referring to the above, I have been instructed by my Government to assure Your Excellency that these rumours are entirely unfounded.
- Delivered by the Finnish Minister to the Acting Chief of the Division of Northern European Affairs, Benjamin M. Hulley.↩