Editorial Note

On July 19, 1948, the Governments of the United States and Yugoslavia signed in Washington an agreement providing for the settlement for American property nationalized in Yugoslavia and other outstanding pecuniary claims between the two governments and an agreement providing for the settlement of lend-lease accounts and for pre-UNRRA aid furnished to Yugoslavia by the United States. At the same time the United States Treasury unfroze Yugoslav assets in the United States. The agreements were the result of discussions in Washington between a special mission of the Yugoslav Government and representatives of the Department of State begun in May 1947. The general outlines of the agreements had been settled on June 11, 1948, but final signing was postponed until the Yugoslav Government approved the relevant documents. For the texts and a summary of the agreements, see Department of State Bulletin, August 1, 1948, pages 137–140. The Department of State announced on September 13, 1948, that there had been received from the Yugoslav Government a check for $17,000,000 in accordance with the agreements under reference here.